You can edit some aspects of holds after you have placed them. Your choices for editing will vary, depending on whether you hold is ready for pickup or not.
When you look at the list of your holds after you have logged into your online account, each individual hold will look something like this:
The checkbox allows you to choose this record to carry out an action like Cancel, Suspend, or Activate.
You see the name of the item, the author, an icon (in this case, a book), your chosen pickup library, a notice that this is an active hold, the notice that the hold is available and the date it will expire, an EDIT link to edit the hold.
Since the above book is ready for pickup at the Hudson Public Library, the only thing you can edit is the pickup location. If you click on the EDIT link, the screen will look something like this:
The only thing that can be changed is the pickup location. If you would like to change the pickup location, choose a different pickup location from the dropdown list and click Submit.
Note: The effectiveness of changing the pickup location will depend on whether or not your library has decided to receive notifications like this. Check with your local library.
If you do not wish to change anything, click Go Back or click List All Holds.
If your hold is not ready for pickup, you have more choices for editing.
The hold pictured below is not ready for pickup.
The display is essentially the same as the previous example but the message at the end is different: "Waiting for copy". The date listed is the date that the hold will be cancelling: the "if not filled by" date. You can edit this date.
Click on the EDIT link.
This is the Edit screen for this item which is not yet ready for pickup:
Because this hold is not ready for pickup, you can edit a number of things about the hold.
1. Pickup Location
If you would like to change the pickup location, choose a different pickup location from the dropdown list.
2. Cancel unless filled by
The library system does not keep holds active forever. There is a built-in expiration date for active holds. The expiration date is four months for most libraries. Note: Suspended holds never expire. Only active holds can expire.
You can change the date in this text box by entering a new date in the correct format: MM/DD/YYYY - month/day/year.
3. Activate or Suspend a Hold
You can change the status of a suspended hold to active by selecting "Yes, this hold is active now". You can suspend an active hold by selecting "No, this hold is suspended."
"Yes, this hold is active now" will be automatically selected for all active holds.
4. Set a date to re-activate a hold
If you choose to suspend a hold (say, for instance, you are going on vacation and you don't want your hold to show up for pickup while you are away), you can enter the date when you want the suspension to be lifted. You can change the date in this text box by entering a new date in the correct format: MM/DD/YYYY - month/day/year.
When finished click the Submit button.
If you do not wish to make any changes, leave this page by clicking the Go Back button or the List All Holds link.