As many have asked we have begun to look at ways to minimize the number of long term "Hold For" books in the Checkout List. We would like to try a new policy of limiting a "Hold For" to 3 months. Here is a breakdown of the "Hold for" books in Checkout organized by when they were added to the list: Before Aug 18 2010: 2 Aug 18 – Sep 17: 2 Sep 18 – Oct 17: 3 Oct 18 – Nov 17: 6 Nov 18 – Dec 17: 4 Dec 18 – Jan 17: 14 Jan 18 – Feb 17: 17 Unless there is strong objection to the 3 month limit we will implement that in 2 weeks. So, if there is a book being held for you that has been up for 3 or more months this would be the time to start working on it. Scott Rains To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.