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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Main Library Salem Public Library
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Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
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Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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