Request a book already on loan to someone else

Step 1 – Search for the item on WorldCat

Visit https://snac.on.worldcat.org/discovery

Search for the required item.

Step 2 – Check if the item is already on loan

If the item is already on loan, it will appear in the search results screen as Checked Out

WorldCat item checked out

Click on the title link e.g. Dark Emu

Step 3 – Request a hold

Under Check Availability click on the Place a hold on this item (only if item is already Checked Out) button

You will be taken to your WorldCat Discovery account sign in page. Sign in to continue.

Fill out the required details for the loan request and click on the SUBMIT button.

To see items which you have requested, click on the VIEW REQUESTS button.

Once the item has been returned, you will receive a notification email for item pick-up.

Items which are not on loan are not checked for holds and will not be processed. Please ensure the item you require is on loan before submitting a request.