Placing Holds


The "hold" feature in our online catalog is available for you to request materials from LSU's main library to be retrieved and held for you at the Access Services desk. This is available for our materials listed in LSU-MAIN, EDUCATION and MUSIC.

  1. To request a hold, click on the "Catalog" tab from the Libraries home page.

    Picture of the Catalog tab on the home screen.
  2. From here, search for what you need. Once you have found an item you would like to request, click on the "Place hold or interlibrary loan on this item" link.

    Picture of an item's book cover.
  3. On the next screen you will enter either your 17 digit ID number as your User ID or 89 number for your alternate ID and your library PIN. Next, select "Place Hold." You will receive an e-mail when the material is ready to be picked up. You can retrieve your materials at the Access Services desk, which is located right inside room 241.

    The screen where you input your User or Alternate ID.

Additional Information:

  • A maximum of 5 holds can be placed per day.
  • Holds and recalls must be placed through this method; no phone hold requests will be accepted.