Menu Bottom

Place a Hold Online

  1. Using the Manage Your Account tab on the right-most side of our main banner (above), click on Login.
  2. Enter your library card number and pin. Your pin is "ocln" unless you have specifically changed it.
  3. Using the search form at the top of the page, locate the item you wish to put on hold. Note: There may be several editions of the same item. You can see which edition has more copies by clicking on the title and looking at the bottom of the resulting page. This will list how many libraries own the item, and whether it is available or not.
  4. Click on the Place Hold button on the top right.
  5. Select pickup library and click on Place Hold(s).

If you cannot place a hold on an item, the following reasons might be why:

  • The item may have been designated as local holds; i.e. held on reserve for the patrons of the owning library.
  • The item may have designated as in library use only. Typically, such items are reference materials, or are too rare or fragile to circulate.
  • Patrons with fines in excess of $10 cannot place holds on library materials.

If you have difficulty placing a hold on an item, please contact the circulation staff for assistance. If you cannot locate your item within the OCLN system, you might be able to borrow it from a library outside the OCLN.


Renew an Item Online

  1. Using the Manage Your Account tab on the right-most side of our main banner (above), click on Login.
  2. Enter your library card number and pin. Your pin is "ocln" unless you have specifically changed it.
  3. Click on Checkouts.
  4. Check in the boxes to the left of individual items or choose Select all.
  5. Click on the Renew button.

If you cannot renew an item, the following reasons might explain why:

  • Another patron has a hold on the item.
  • You have exceeded the renewal limit for that item.
  • The item is a summer reading book. Summer reading books cannot be renewed at all.
  • The item is a rental book. Rental books cannot be renewed online.
  • Patrons with fines in excess of $10 cannot renew library materials.

Please contact the circulation staff if you are having difficulty renewing an item.


Loan Periods & Renewal Policies for Library Materials

 
Format Loan Period Renewals
New Non-fiction books 21 days 1
Audio books
Music CDs
Great Courses CDs & DVDs
 
Magazines 21 days 0
Books 21 days 2
New Fiction books 14 days 1
DVDs 7 days 1
 
Kindles 14 days 1
        Note: Kindles may not be returned in the outside book-drop. Please return them inside at the Circulation Desk.
 
Summer Reading books 14 days 0
Friends' Rental books 7 days with $1 rental fee renewals for an additional $1 per week