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Power of the “Place Request” Button

May 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Books, Children, City Library, E-Books, Foundation, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

Have you ever found something in the catalog that you wanted, but the library was closed or the item was at another GMILCS library? Did you want to get on the wait list for the next book by a very popular author? The “Place Request” button of the catalog may be helpful.

The “Place Request” option requires an up to date library card.  Please be aware that a Manchester City Library card is good for two years, and then it needs to be renewed.  You will need the 14 digit barcode number on the back of the library card and your PIN/password.  Your PIN number is the last four digits of your phone number on the library card registration, unless you have changed it to a different password.

To reach the catalog, just click on “search the catalog”; which is located near the top of the Manchester City Library’s homepage.  The catalog contains the listing for Manchester City Library, the branch on the West Side and 11 other libraries that belong to the GMILCS Consortium.

Once you find an item that you are interested in borrowing, click on the “Place Request” button.  The first screen will show the item title and the format; and ask you to log in.  To log in, so you can request the item, you will need the 14 digit barcode number (no spaces) on the back of your card and your four digit PIN number in the second line asking for a password.  The next screen will ask you to pick the library that you want to pick up the request from and to submit the request or cancel it.  The third screen is to log out or start the process to pick another item for hold.

Not everything in the catalog can be placed on hold or be sent from another library, such as reference materials, non-circulating special collections or local history collections.  If another library has a new material title that Manchester doesn’t have; it will most likely not be available for hold request for about its first six months in circulation.

Please contact Manchester City Library at library@manchesternh.gov or 624-6550, if you have any questions.

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