If the library has a book you wish to read but it is not on the shelf, you may place a reserve on the item so that it will be held for you once it is returned. You can reserve an item by phone, in person, or from the library's online catalog. You will receive a phone call when the reserved item is available for you to check out. The library will hold the item for 3 days after you have been contacted. Click here to learn how to reserve items online.