Library hold policy (was Re: freedom and necessity)

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Thu Feb 28 19:03:25 EST 2002

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Venkarel wrote:

> I have this theory, sometimes, that when you
> place a hold on a book, the librarian doesn't actually
> look for the book and place it on hold for you, but
> waits until some unfortunate soul tries to check it
> out, the computer flags it, and the book is taken away
> from them.

I can't see when that would ever happen, since that would imply that
the book was available to be borrowed already, and people only put
holds on books that aren't available to be borrowed. IYSWIM.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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