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Hamersly Library

Primo: Primo Actions!

An introduction to the Primo system for WOU students, faculty, and staff

Placing a Hold

A "hold" is a request to be the next patron to check out an item. If the item is currently available, library staff retrieves the item from the general collection and places it on the Hold Shelf (at the Checkout Desk).  The item may only be checked out by the requesting patron unless the hold is cancelled.  

If the item is currently checked out to another patron, placing a hold puts you "in line" for the item.  When the previous patron returns it, Primo will send you an email notice that the item is now available for you to pick up.

Holds do have expirations when the items are returned to general circulation--or transferred to the next holding patron. You can delete any holds you no longer want under My Account→ Requests

Booking a video

Booking is a request to schedule a library item for a future specified time. WOU faculty can book DVDs, Blu-ray, VHS, and CDs for classroom use.

Get the URL for a Primo record

The permalink is the direct web address for the Primo record, bypassing a database search. Find it within the tabbed area, under the Actions menu