Chapter 27. Holds Levels

Evergreen has different levels of holds. Library staff can place holds at all levels, while patrons can only place title-level holds, and parts-level holds. The chart below summarizes the levels of holds.

Hold level

Abbreviation

When to use

How to use

Who can use

Hold tied to

Title

T

Patron wants first available copy of a title

Staff or patron click on Place Hold next to title.

Patron or staff

Holdings attached to a single MARC (title) record

Parts

P

Patron wants a particular part of title (e.g. volume or disk number)

Staff or patron selects part on the create/edit hold screen when setting holds notification options.

Patron or staff

Holdings with identical parts attached to a single MARC (title) record.

Volume

V

Patron or staff want any title associated with a particular call number

In the staff client, click on Volume Hold under Holdable?

Staff only

Holdings attached to a single call number (volume)

Copy

C

Patron or staff want a specific copy of an item

In the staff client, click on Copy Hold under Holdable?

Staff only

A specific copy (barcode)