Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2017     Views: 238

You will not be able to place a request on an item if:

  • You already have the maximum number of requests on your Sonoma County Library card of 20. More information can be found in our policy on requests and holds.
  • The call number, location, or status information indicates "No holds permitted."
    1. Reference Collections. Reference works in Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino libraries. To use these works speak with a librarian.
    2. "Lucky Day" copies are exempt from being requested. A few copies of each new title may be assigned as walk-in copies, so that some of the new titles will almost always be available when you visit the library. If you want one of these titles and it is checked in at a library branch, the best way to get it is to go to the library right away.
    3. The McNaughton Collection of the Mendocino Public Library (see below).
    4. Bookmobile of the Mendocino Public Library does not allow any title to be placed on hold/requested.
    5. Any title with the 'status' of: missing, lost, trace, mending, mending at branch,or bindery.
    6. A catalog record with no holdings/copies attached. Indicates that either; this title is no longer in the collection, or this title is 'new' to the collection and has no holdings/copies in the record yet. Once a 'new' title has copies with an 'on order' status, you can place a hold.

About the McNaughton Collection

The McNaughton Collection is being 'loaned' by the vendor to the public library for a fee, in this case Mendocino County Public Library. When the 'loan' period ends the books will be returned to the vendor. Part of the agreement between the vendor and the library system is that titles can only be loaned to valid library card holders of that specific library system. Unfortunately that does not include Sonoma County Library card holders.