Walker Library

Placing Holds                                                               

Requesting a book that is currently checked out

If an book you want is already checked out, you can request to be next in line when it is returned.

  1. In the Library Catalog find the record for the item you want.
  2. If the Status reads "due xx/xx/xx," click on the "Request " button at the top of the page.
  3. Request a checked out book

  4. Enter your Pipeline username and password OR your name and the barcode number from your MTSU ID as it appears on the card. (The barcode number is 14-digits beginning with 23082). Click "Login." Please note that holds can only be requested by MTSU students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Submit a Request

  6. On the next screen you will be asked if you have a deadline for the material. If so, enter your deadline. You will not be contacted if the book is returned after your deadline. If not, click Submit.

  7. If your request was successful, a message will appear stating, "Your request for [Book Title] was successful. You will be able to pick up this material at Walker Library Circulation Desk when it is ready." The library will send you an e-mail notice when the book is available for pick-up. It will be held at the Circulation Desk for ten days.