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How do I place a hold on a book that is checked out by someone else?

Ask the Circulation staff to place a hold on the item for you. Contact them when the 2nd floor Circulation Desk is open either in person, or by phone (215-503-6994). They'll notify you by phone when the book is returned and you'll be able to check it out at the Circulation Desk. Books are kept on hold for one week only; they are then returned to the 4th floor.

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1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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