Place a Hold


​If the item you are interested in is currently unavailable, you can place a hold. When an item on hold becomes available, you will be notified by email or phone, depending on the selection you made when you signed up for your account. You can have 50 hold requests pending on your account.

To place a h​old on an item:

  1. Search for the item in the catalog.
  2. Log into your account​.
  3. Click the [Place Hold] button next to the item.
  4. Choose a pick-up location for your hold.

Ask staff at any Ask Here desk for help.

​Hold items are stored in a designated public area by last name for 7 days.

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

No-contact Curbside Service for hold pickup and return of checked out library materials is available by appointment only:

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Salem OR 97301
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