Services 3

Request and Place Hold


Request - provides a self-service opportunity to REQUEST items or PLACE HOLD on items via online catalogue.

  • By requesting an item that is available in the library, you will reserve this item for you.
  • By requesting an item that is currently checked out, you will place hold on this item.
  • At the same time, it is possible to loan up to 25 items.
  • We are not lending to home reference books, research papers, publications which are published before 1950, all copies of archives, newspapers, last numbers of magazines and copies of the most required latest publications (red mark).
  • We are not lending to readers with active fines or overdue items.


To request an item:

  • search the desired title and check if a copy is available in your library for requesting
  • click on the Request button next to the title
  • select the library in whose user status you wish to end the request
  • enter your username and password or login with your ID-card/Digi-ID, Mobile-ID, and in some libraries also via TAAT service. ( If you have already logged in to My ESTER you will not be asked this information. )
  • choose the pickup location
  • click on SUBMIT
  • choose the copy (volume), observing its location and status
  • click on Request selected copy
  • the system displays a confirmation that your request has been submitted.

The pre-ordered item will be held for you in the lending area for 7 business days.