Place Holds & Renew

NOTICE: Since implementing automatic renewals yesterday, it has come to our attention that patrons who use Library Elf may receive due date messages that do not reflect the updated renewal dates if advance notice options are set earlier than the day before the due date (does not apply to OK Virtual Library items). Setting up your account with 1-day notifications should solve the problem. Email and text messages received from the library (via Sirsi, our library management system) will have the correct due date information. Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email address on file to ensure you are receiving accurate updates about renewals, and check your advance notice options in Library Elf. We apologize for any inconvenience this transition may cause and encourage patrons with questions regarding their renewals to contact the Circulation Department at (405) 372-3633, option 2, or email

You can use your library card to place holds on items that are on the shelves, checked out, or on order/in-process. When the item becomes available for checking out, library staff will contact you so you can then come in to pick up the item in the library or schedule a curbside pickup time. Most items will be kept for you on the holds shelf for three days before being returned to the stacks or made available for the next person in line. 

  1. How to Place a Hold
  2. Curbside Pickup
  3. Renewals

How to Place a Hold

  1. Search the Catalog by entering the title, author, subject, or keyword in the search box to locate the item(s) you want to place a hold(s) on
  2. Click the "Place Hold" button next to the title you wish to place a hold on
  3. On the next screen, enter your library card number
  4. Click the "Place Hold" button
  5. The next screen will verify the item was placed on hold. Click "Ok" to return to the item's description

Available/On-Shelf Items

Items that are currently on the shelf are usually pulled by 10 a.m. the following day (2 p.m. on Sundays.) You will be notified when the item is available for you to checkout. Placing a hold on an item in the library does not guarantee availability as our inventory changes often.

Unavailable, Checked-Out, or In-Process Items

If an item is checked out or in-process (ordered, but not ready to borrow yet) you will be placed on the hold list and notified when the item arrives and is available to checkout.

Changing Holds

  1. Visit the Catalog
  2. Select "My Account" at the top of the page to log in
  3. Enter your library card number
  4. Select the “Holds” tab
  5. Choose the book you wish to modify and adjust as needed

Related Documents

  1. Circulation Department

    Phone: (405) 372-3633 x8111