You may place a hold on books that are on loan or are being processed by using the online catalogue.

You may place a hold on books* that are on loan or are being processed by using the online catalogue:

  • 3 books from the closed stacks or annex
  • 3 open access books

Periodicals may not be placed on hold. Readers with one-week cards may not place holds on materials.
*Sciences Po internal readers may place holds on CDs and DVDs

How to place a hold

  • Locate the item in the catalogue and click on Reserve
  • Log in with your patron account password and ID
  • Click the Submit button
  • When the item is available you will be notified by e-mail. Materials are held for 3 days, at the circulation desk (30 rue Saint-Guillaume, ground floor).

You may confirm or cancel your hold at any time from your reader account.


You may not place a hold on materials if:

  • there is at least one overdue item on your account
  • your borrowing privileges are suspended
  • you have reached the maximum number of holds allowed
  • your reader account is blocked
  • the item is not available for hold (click on Cancelled holds under the Messages heading to see the reason for the cancellation)
  • your library card has expired
  • you have a one-week card


Telephone: 33 (0)1 45 49 72 24
By mail (for expedited processing requests):

Updated on 27/08/2018

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