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New in the Collections

Click on the link below to view newly purchased items at Live Oak Public Libraries.

Place a Hold on New Items

Are you looking forward to the latest release from your favorite author or actor? Live Oak Public Libraries card holders can place holds on newly purchased items that are “on order”.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I place a hold on an item?
A newly purchased item appears in the catalog with the status “on order”.  You can place a hold on that item in the same way you can any other materials. Click link below for tutorial.

How long will I wait for an item on hold?
Wait times vary, the same as with any other hold – the difference is that newly purchased items are “on order” and have not been processed yet.  When you get an item depends on how long it takes for the order to come in and be cataloged, which library locations it will be cataloged for, your pickup location, and when you place the hold.

Is this service available to all PINES patrons?
This service is only available to Live Oak Public Libraries patrons.

Is this a permanent feature?
No, this is a pilot program.  In response to requests from the community for greater access to new materials, LOPL and PINES are working together to offer this feature.  It is only available to LOPL and is currently in a testing phase.

What if I have questions or feedback?
Please contact your community library with questions or comments. You can also email the Collection Management department at