Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Placing Holds

Placing Holds

Library patrons can place holds on items within the RAILS system via PrairieCat, a online catalog of _____ libraries, from home, over the phone, or at the Library.  Patrons can place a maximum of twenty holds per library card (this rule doesn't apply to teachers). Depending on when the hold is placed, it takes, on average, two or three days to receive.  If it is a new title, wait time could be longer.  Staff will notify you either via phone or email when it is ready to be picked up. You will have seven days to pick up material or it will be sent back to its home library. 

To place a hold in PrairieCat, search for the title, when you have selected your title, click the Request It on the item record.  Enter your library card number, which can be found on the back of the card, and PIN number, which is the last 4 digits of the card number and choose where you would like to pick up the item. Click Submit and you're done!

Please note that if you place holds at the library, it will save your card number. To prevent other patrons from using your card, please log-out of PrairieCat when you are finished.  If you need help, staff members can assist you.