If all copies of a particular item are checked out, you may place a hold on it. When the item is returned, it will be held for you

Holds can be placed in person by talking to one of the reference librarians at either library location, by telephone at 972-216-6220 (Mesquite Main Library) or 972-681-0465 (Mesquite North Branch Library), or in our online catalog. For instructions in placing a hold online, see our Hold Requests FAQ page.

Holds can be placed on titles even before they are received by the Mesquite Public Library System, though we cannot always guarantee that we will receive the title or how long the wait will be. These holds can only be placed in person or by telephone.

You will be notified when your item is ready for you, and you will have 3 days to come in and check it out. If the item is not checked out by the end of that 3 day period, it will pass to the next person on the list or be returned to the shelf.