Patrons may place hold requests on Law Library material that is currently checked out to another patron. The hold request will prevent the patron who currently has the material from renewing the material past the current due date. The Law Library will contact patrons who have placed hold requests when the material is returned to the Law Library. You may request a hold by calling the Circulation Desk at (916) 874-8541. You may also place a hold online, via the Law Library’s online catalog.

How to Place Items on Hold Online

Step 1. Accessing your online account

  • Go to our website at
  • Click on the “Search our Catalog” link, located under “Popular Pages” in the middle of the page.
  • Click on “Login” on the top right side of the page.
  • Enter your Borrower ID, in the “Borrower ID” field.  (All accounts set up before 04/1/17 use your library card barcode as your Borrower ID.  All accounts set up after 04/1/17 use the borrower’s first initial and last name (e.g., jsmith) as your Borrower ID. If you would like to update your log in, please email
  • Enter the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to set up your account in the “PIN or Last 4 Digits of Work Phone” field. The last 4 digits of your phone number is your default password.
  • Click on “Login” on the top right side of the page.

Step 2. After logging in

  • Select the “Search” tab on the top of the page.
  • Using the search box, find the item you wish to place on hold.
  • Click on the name of the item you wish to request.
  • Scroll down under the turquoise “Copy/Holding Information” bar. Click on “Request Copy” to the right of the copy you wish to check out. Noncirculating items will have a (NC) next to the collection code. These items cannot be placed on hold.
  • A request confirmation will appear. Select either of the “Main Library” options as your pick up location. Add any comments you would like, and click on “Request.”
  • You will get a message letting you know that your “request has been successfully placed.”
  • Click on “Logout and Return.”