Evegreen does inform the patron when the hold limit is reached and no
further holds are allowed until you drop below the limit. I have been
placing a lot of holds lately to fix records or assign parts so I've hit
the 50 limit often. As soon as even one hold is checked out to me I can
place anothe. It even stops recall -- if I recall multiple items at once,
it only places holds for those slots left. So if I have 5 holds left, and
try to recall seven, 5 are held and I'm informed 2 could not. Works well

Elaine
On Jun 22, 2016 12:23 PM, "Aubrey Area Library" <aubreyarealibr...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello Amy,
>
>
>
> I have never set one consortium wide but I imagine it is no different that
> setting one for an individual library.
>
>
>
> What you are looking for is located in Admin-->Local Admin-->Hold
> Policies. You can limit the total number of requests placed. I looked over
> the settings and I believe it treats all requests (title/copy/volume) the
> same. As for you patrons who already have items requested that exceed your
> proposed limit I believe that it will still requesting those 30 items but
> they will not be able to request additional items until their number of
> requests get below 5 or whatever your new limit is.
>
>
>
> I hope this helps and anyone correct me if I am wrong.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jordan
>
> Aubrey Area Library
>
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Amy Terlaga <terl...@biblio.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all--
>>
>> We here at Bibliomation *think* there is a way in Evergreen to set
>> consortially a limit on the total number of hold requests that can be
>> placed for patrons.  For instance, we're thinking of restricting it to 5
>> total at one time for all patrons.
>>
>> Has anyone on the list limited the number of total requests?  Can it be
>> done for just title requests?  What happens to those patrons that already
>> have, say, 30 requests, and we put this into place?  Do they have to wait
>> until their requests get down to 4 before another one will go through?
>>
>> Any information provided on this feature would be greatly appreciated.
>> Since we're not even sure if this feature exists, we have no idea how to
>> set it.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Amy
>>
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