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Why can't I see the number of holds on an item in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) anymore?

FAQ: Why can't I see the number of holds on an item in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) anymore?

Answer:

For the safety our communities during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have prioritized local requests on locally-owned materials to reduce the movement of items between libraries.

Your requests will be filled with a copy from your pickup library, unless another library's copy is available sooner.

If your pickup location doesn't own a copy, your hold will be filled with another library's copy when it becomes available.

As a result, you may notice that your hold queue number is no longer available.

This is because the number won’t be accurate since there are more variables involved than the order of people waiting for a given item.