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I am trying to order an item you have, but when I requested a hold for it, it said that the item was not available for holding. Can you help?

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2010  |  91 Views

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When there is a listing for a book in the system with ‘No Item Information’, it means that we once owned one or more copies of that title. When the last copy has been withdrawn for any number of reasons, the information stays in our database until our Collection Development Department decides to buy a new copy and add them back into the collection or the technology office has had a chance to delete it from the database.

Both the Ralston (Baright) Public Library and the Metropolitan Community College Library share our catalog.   When you are looking up a title, sometimes you will come across an item that we do not own but that Ralston or Metro do own.  When you click on a title on our search results page, it will bring you to the items information page which has the Copy/Holdings Information. If it is blank underneath the Copy/Holdings heading, click on the OTHER LOCATIONS button.  If it then tells you Baright or MCC, it means that they own a copy.  You can place a request on many but not all items belonging to MCC. However, if it is an item from Ralston (Baright) and you wish to check it out you will need to  a) visit their library and sign up for a Ralston Public Library card from them, for which there will be no charge if you live in Douglas County; and b) check out and return the item at their library.

The address for the Baright Public Library is:
Hollis and Helen Baright Public Library
5555 S. 77th St.
Ralston, NE  68127-3645
402-331-1168 fax

Lastly, if you would still like to still check out the item,  Omaha Public Library does provide interlibrary loan service. You will be charged postage for delivery of the item. You can fill out the form one of two ways.  The first way is to come into the library (any branch) and ask at the Information desk for an interlibrary loan form and fill it out there. The second way is to go to our homepage  Click on the heading Resource Center. A page will come up that has a Category Column on the left. Scroll down until you see Research (General), Click on it. To the right, in the databases column, click on Worldcat. Once you are in the WORLDCAT database, you can type in the title.  Once the title has been brought up, click on it.  This will give you the information you need on the book.  When you are in this record, you will see seven black buttoned icons at the center left of your screen. The third one from the left has the initials ILL.  If you click on that icon and fill out the information, we can interlibrary loan your request.

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