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Where is my hold?

Are you waiting for an item you have on hold? See below for quick reference as to where your item might be!

Log in to your online Minuteman Account to check the status of your request and to place requests from home. Contact the Reference Desk if you have not yet set up your Minuteman Account. The below table will help explain the status of your request, or the status of an item in the library catalog.

*Disclaimer: Please note that requesting an item online does not guarantee that the copy at Wellesley will be held. If there is an “AVAILABLE” copy at Wellesley, you can call the Reference Desk to ensure that specific copy is held for you. Otherwise, a copy could come from any library in the Minuteman Network.

STATUSMEANING
AVAILABLEThis item is available for you to borrow. Please note that a hold does not guarantee that the copy at Wellesley will be held for you. A copy from any library in the network may be sent. If you have a title on hold, but see that a copy is available at Wellesley, please call the Reference Desk and we will hold that specific copy for you.
BROWSEThis is a new item at the library and is currently part of their browsing collection. It is not yet “AVAILABLE” to fill a request. But you are welcome to visit the library and pick it up.
E-RESOURCEThis material can be obtained over the internet and is a digital file. Please contact the Reference Desk for more information.
LUCKY UThis item is part of Wellesley’s Lucky U program, which includes copies of books that are currently popular. These items are not renewable, and have an overdue fee of $2.00 per day. Books and audiobooks are checked out for 3 weeks while DVDs are 1 week. These titles do not fill requests, but are available for check out from the library on a first come, first serve basis. However, you may contact the Reference Desk, and we will hold a Lucky U item for the rest of the business day.
IN-PROCESSINGThis is a new item and is being prepared for check out. Use the Request button or contact the Reference Desk to place a hold, or visit a library with an “AVAILABLE” copy.
IN-TRANSITThe item is currently being shipped between libraries. Contact the Reference Desk for further information.
LIB USE ONLYThis item can only be used in the library.
MISSINGThis item has been reported missing and staff members are searching for it. Contact the Reference Desk to see if another copy is available at the library or in the network.
ON DISPLAYThis item is on display in the library. Items "on display" are still available for checkout. Contact the Reference Desk for help locating the exact display.
ON HOLDSHELFSomeone has requested this item and it is waiting for the patron to pick it up. Use the Request button or contact the Reference Desk to place a hold, or visit a library with an “AVAILABLE” copy.
ON HOLDSHELF +2 HOLDSAs above and there are more requests waiting for this item.
ON ORDERThe mentioned library has a copy of this item on order.
OUTThis item is checked out. Use the Request button, contact the Reference Desk to place a hold, or visit a library with an “AVAILABLE” copy.
PERIODICALThis is a magazine or journal that is issued on a regular basis. If you place a request, you will be prompted to select the specific issue you need.
READY FOR PICKUPThe item you requested is ready for you to pick up at Wellesley or one of the branches. The item will be held for 7 days.
STORAGEThis item is in storage. Contact the Reference Desk to see if a copy can be put on hold for you.
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