Placing Holds at Decker Library: A Convenient Way to Access Materials

No need to search the shelves yourself! You can easily place a hold on items through our catalog, and we'll take care of retrieving them for you. Just come to our main desk to pick them up when they're ready. You can search the catalog from anywhere and we'll pull the item for you! All you have to do is come to our main desk to pick it up. 

Important Information About Holds:

  • Timing: Items are not pulled immediately. You'll receive an email confirmation when the item you've placed on hold is ready for pickup.
  • Hold Duration: Items will remain on hold for one week.
  • Viewing Holds: You can view all your holds and other account information in the library catalog under "My Account."
  • Special Holds: You can also place holds on items that are on order (ordered but not yet shipped) and materials that are currently checked out.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions about placing holds or need help with anything else, please feel free to contact Access Services at 410-225-2272, email us at, or stop by the Access Services desk.