How to place an online hold

During the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, patrons may find it easier to place holds online from their own home and pick them up curbside at a later time. Doing this is simple.

First, navigate to, and click on “Catalog” on the top menu:

You will arrive at the Evergreen Indiana catalog. If you have not yet done so, be sure to log into your GPL account located at the top right – if you don’t know your PIN number, a GPL staff member can set one up for you. Once signed in, type an appropriate keyword for the item you want to find in the search box pictured below, then click the “search” button:

When you find the item you’d like to place on hold, select the “place hold” option on the right:

Finally, you will be brought to the hold screen. After ensuring that all details are correct and choosing your desired pick-up library and notification method, click “submit” at the bottom and your hold will be placed!

When staff receive your online hold we will pull the item and place it on our hold shelf, after which patrons will receive a notification by phone, text, or email that their item is ready to pick up.