Hope Welty Public Library

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Circulation - Reserves

 Patrons may reserve materials which are not immediately available for patron use,but are in the collection of the Hope Welty Public Library. When the reserved materials are  available to the patron who has places the reserve, the library will notify the patron via, phone or text or e-mail.  The specific title of the material will not be stated to anyone other than the  library patron who placed the reserve. If the patron is not available by phone, a message will be left, the date of the message will be left.  The date of the message will be noted & material will be held for 7 days. If additional patrons are waiting for the material, the next patron on the list will be called & the same procedure will be followed. If no additional patrons are waiting for the material, the material will be placed back into general circulation. In no circumstance will the library leave more than 1 message regarding a hold on a specific item. Relay of the message to the  appropriate person in the  household  & prompt retrieval of the  material ,are the responsibilities of the patron.