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WorldCat Discovery User Guide

How to Place Holds


  1. Go to the WorldCat Discovery search box on the Library home page.
  2. When an item is searched, and one or more of the available copies are checked out, a Place Hold button will be available under Access Options.

  3. Login with your North-West University CAS credentials. If you have already logged in, you will not be asked again.
  4. Complete the Hold Request form.

  5. Select the pick-up location from the drop-down list.
  6. Indicate whether you need the item for specific dates.

What are Holds?

  • Holds are placed on items that our users take out.

How does this work?

Enquiries can be addressed to