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Tutorials on how to use the WorldCat Discovery system.

Place a Hold on a Library Item

To request that a library item be pulled from the shelf and held for you at the circulation desk, you first must locate the item in the library catalog using the Discover Items search box. Once you have found the item you want. click on the title to open the record.

If the item is available on the shelf, you will see the Place Hold button. Click it. If you are not already logged into your library user account, you will be prompted to do so. Log in with your OCU Bluelink username and password.

Complete the Hold Request form. For most people, the default selections are fine. If you have any special requests, for instance if you are a faculty member and would like the item delivered to your office (if that service is available), put those in the Notes field. Then click Submit.

You can click Return to Search to request more items, or View Requests to see your currently requested items, where you can also edit or cancel your requests.

Once a staff member has pulled your item from the shelf, the item is ready for pickup and you will receive an email the following morning to let you know it is ready. Normally you can expect to be able to pick up an on-shelf item the following day.

Renew Library Materials

Click the link for WorldCat Discovery Advanced Search.

Click the Sign In button at the top right of the page (on a small screen, it will be in a menu button) and enter your OCU BlueLink credentials. Once you are signed in, click on My Account in the same place.

In the Checked Out tab, select the checkboxes for the items you want to renew. Click Renew Items at the top. A popup will ask you to verify that you want to renew. Click Renew. Look for the confirmation message that the item was renewed, and check for the new due date.

If you have trouble renewing, please contact the library at 405-208-5068, or email AskALibrarian@okcu.edu.