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How long will it take for my requested item (hold) to arrive?

FAQ: How long will it take for my requested item (hold) to arrive?

Answer:

When you request an item from another library for pickup at your local library (i.e. place it on hold), the time it takes to arrive depends on a number of variables:

Requests using the Library Catalog (V-Cat):

  • If there is an "available" copy of the item:
    • it should arrive within one week if it is owned by an MCPL location;
    • or, if it is owned by a library outside of Marathon County, it should arrive within 10 days.
  • If all copies of an item are checked out, its availability will depend on:

Holiday hours, staffing, weather and other factors beyond our control may affect the arrival timeframe of requested items.

You will be notified of the arrival of your requested item according to your notification preferences.