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Holds and Reserves
  • Patrons may put a "HOLD" on materials that are currently checked out
  • Patrons may have up to three (3) holds in the system at a time
  • Patron will be notified when the item is ready for pickup
  • MCPL will hold the item for three (3) days for pickup
  • If a patron does not contact MCPL within three days to make other arrangements, the item will be passed on to the next person on the list
  • Patrons may "pass" on a hold, but will be placed at the bottom of the list
  • If the patron cannot be reached by telephone, a postcard will be sent to the address we have on file and the item will be held for seven (7) days for pickup
  • Patrons are charged $.25 per day overdue fines for Reserved items with no maximum fine.

  • Reserved items have no overdue fine limits and do not count in the $10.00 maximum fine.

  • DVDs and VHS movies may not be put on reserve

  • Patrons may call and have items that are on the shelf TEMPORARILY held for them until the end of the day (Library closing time) This includes DVDs and VHS movies.