Automatic Holds

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When you subscribe to Automatic Holds, we place you on hold for the upcoming books from bestselling authors, like James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and Nora Roberts. You’ll never miss the latest book from your favorite authors!

All you need is your Pickerington Public Library card number and PIN to get started:

  • Visit our customer login page, and sign in using your Pickerington Library card number and PIN
  • Check off the boxes next to the names of your selected authors.
  • Choose as many authors as you like – more than 50 authors are currently available, and there is no limit to the number of subscriptions you can have at a time
  • Log out

Library staff will place you on hold automatically for your subscribed authors’ upcoming books.

You will be notified by your preferred method of contact when your holds are ready to pick up. You can change your account preferences for notifications at any time by clicking this link.

Get started by logging in today, or contact the Pickerington Main Information and Research Services Department, at 614-837-4104, ext. 233, and ask a library staff member for assistance.


Automatic Holds

NEW adjusted COVID safety protocols as of April 26: As part of the library’s mission and vision, the board, staff and leadership prioritizes accessibility for all, especially young families. For this reason, mask requirements for children visiting the library has changed from 2-years-old to 5-years-old and up. Masks will be required until library-wide mask restrictions are not part of state safety mandates.  When visiting, know that masks are required at all times for ages 5 and up. Masks are required in all library facilities as well as anywhere on the property, including any outdoor events and classes. Food and drinks are still not allowed in the library buildings at this time. Customers are also able to access tables, computers and business centers freely without online reservation. Hold requests have returned to self-serve at Pickerington Main; staff will continue to assist at Sycamore Plaza. With the changes in protocol, the library is accepting book donations once again. Review the library's full list of services or our list of COVID-related resources for more information.