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Group Formats and Editions

After you have done a search, you will see two checkboxes above your search returns: Limit to Available and Group Formats and Editions. Within the Search Results page, you can also refine your searches by selecting the Group Formats and Editions checkbox.

Checking the box results in what looks like a different set of search results but now the records are arranged into groups. Some groups are small. They might only have one item in them. Others might have many items in the group. The number of records represented by the group are displayed in parenthesis next to the title.

For groups having more than one format, you'll see the icons for the formats displayed under the title as in the picture below.

To place a hold on an item in the group:

  1. Click the Place Hold link. (If you're not logged in, you'll be taken to the Log in to Your Account screen so you can log in first. If you're logged in, you'll go straight to the Place Hold screen.
  2. Within the Place Hold screen, you can select the any available formats and/or languages.
  3. Continue to enter any additional hold information (such as Pickup Location), if needed.
  4. Click Submit.

NOTE: Selecting more than one format will not place all of these formats on hold. For example, you cannot select CD Audiobook and Book and expect to place both the CD and book on hold at the same time. Instead, your hold will be filled by whichever becomes available first, the CD format or the book format. If no format is selected, then any of the available formats may be used to fill the hold. The same holds true for selecting multiple languages.

For more information on Advanced Hold Options, see Advanced Hold Options help.