How to Place a Hold
3 Ways to Request a Book (place a hold)
- You may place a hold (request that an item is sent to your branch) through the PINES Library Catalog OR...
- Let us browse the Hall County Library collection for you. Fill out the Browse For Me form and let us place your holds. OR...
- Call the Library Helpline Monday and Thursday, 10-8, Tuesday-Wednesday 10-6, or Friday and Saturday 10-5 at 770-532-3311 to speak to a librarian about ordering your reading materials.
Where will it be sent?
Your library account is associated with your home branch. This is where your holds will be sent. You must confirm or change your location preference on your PINES Account. Log in to your account and select the Account Preferences tab. Click here and set your location BEFORE placing holds. Change your pick-up location to Blackshear Place Branch (Oakwood next to Johnson High), Gainesville Library (downtown Gainesville), Murrayville Library (behind Lanier Elementary), or Spout Springs Library (at the entrance of Sterling on the Lake), North Hall Tech Center (located inside the North Hall Community Center).
- You will need a Hall County Library Card that is in good standing to place holds.
- Library staff members will fill your request. We will email, text, or call you when items have arrived. (Staff will use the contact information on file with your PINES Library card account. Please make sure your contact information is up to date; please call us if you need assistance).
- Holds will be held for 7 days.
What items can I put on hold?
- Up to ten items per card, per pick-up appointment.
- Only books, DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs are available for curbside service. Specialty items such as Museum/Zoo/Park passes, newspapers, magazines, STEM Kits, reference materials, etc. are not available for curbside service.