Users can place a hold on items currently loaned out or held for a requester. The loan period will be shortened when a user places a hold on that item. The material will then be made available sooner for the requester. The service aims to expedite the circulation of high-demand books.
Online requests are accepted for items:
- On 30-180 day loan
- Charged out by another patron (Status is “DUE dd-mm-yy”)
- On Holdshelf (On hold for another patron)
Remark: Holds are not available for reserve materials on 2-hour loan
How to place a hold?
If an item in the Library catalogue has the status “DUE dd-mm-yy”, you may click “Request” to place a hold. Login with your HKU Portal ID and PIN. Detailed instructions here.
How many requests can I make?
|Patron Type||Max. no. of Requests|
|Teaching and Research Staff||25|
|Other HKU Borrowers||5|
When can I pick up the requested item?
|Loan Period of Requested Item||Wait Period|
|30-day, 60-day, 120-day or 180-day||7 days|
|1-day or 2-day||1 day|
Check the status of the item from your circulation record by clicking on MyAccount@HKUL from the Library homepage.
What if the book is not returned to the library on the new due date?
Overdue fines of $5.00 per day will be levied for late returns of recalled items. The patron will be blocked from further borrowing, renewals, or requests until all overdue recalled items are returned.