Answered By: Megan Coder Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016 Views: 58
When the library decides to purchase a book or other material for the collection, it goes through a couple of stages before it is ready to be checked out. When a book is “On Order” that means an order has been placed and the book will arrive soon (typically within a week or two after submitting the order). After it arrives, it will be processed and cataloged, and then put on the shelves.
You can place a hold on the book while it is “On Order” and you will be contacted when the books is ready to be checked out. Use the Library Catalog and search for the book. Click on the Call Number and you will be directed to a page where there is an option to “Place Hold.” After selecting “Place Hold” you will be prompted to login to the library catalog, and will be notified when the book is ready to be checked out. If you have any questions, please call the Information Desk at 845-257-3710.