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What is a Hold?

If you would like to be notified when a checked-out item has been returned to the Library or would like to reserve an item that is on the shelf, you will need to place a hold on that item. In addition to placing holds on items owned by PCC Library, you can request materials from other other NC Community College libraries that share our catalog. Once the item becomes available, someone from the Library will contact you to let you know that the item is being held for you. 

How to Place a Hold

  • Once you have found an item in the Library Catalog that you want, click Place Hold.

Click Place Hold

  • You will be prompted to log in to your PCC Library account:
    • Library Card Number = Your 7-digit PCC ID Number or your Library Barcode Number 
    • PIN = Last four digits of the phone number used to create your PCC Library account
  • Click Log in.

Login to Your Account

  • If you do not have a PCC Library account, or know your correct library number or PIN, you will need to contact the Circulation Desk:
    (252) 493-7350 or
  • Once logged in to your Library account, make sure it lists Pitt Community College Library as the pickup location.
  • Select how you want to be notified when the item is available: email, phone, or text message.
  • Click Submit.

Place Hold

  • If there is a problem placing the hold, you may see error messages. In that case, you will need to contact the Circulation Desk for help.
  • If your hold has been placed successfully, you will get a message stating so.
  • Wait for a reply regarding the status and/or arrival of your item(s).If your item is being sent from another library, it may be several days before your item arrives.
  • Holds and interlibrary loans can be picked up at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.
  • Remember to bring your PCC ID or your PCC Library Card when picking up items.


Interlibrary Loan and Holds:

  • Teresa Thompson at (252) 493-7357 or 

Library Account, Renewals, and Fines:

  • Circulation Desk at (252) 493-7350 or

Need a Library Account?

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?