Answered By: Robert Harvey
Last Updated: May 09, 2017     Views: 598

Holds for items that have available copies (on the shelf in a branch) are filled within 3-4 days. The average time to fill a hold is 22 days, however, popular materials may take longer. To balance our efforts to provide materials in a timely matter and purchase a variety of materials for our customers, the library employs a holds to copy ratio of 6:1. This means that anytime the number of holds is more than 6 times greater than the number of copies we will order more to fill the demand.