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Feb 15, 2024

Your Guide to Suspending Holds Did you know you can put a “hold” on your hold? In the library biz we call this suspending a hold. Suspending a hold is a way for you to stay on the wait list for an item, but let others check it out until you’re ready for it. Why would you want to suspend a hold? Do you have a vacation coming up and you won’t be able to pick up holds? You can suspend your holds while you’re away so you don’t miss them! Do you have too many books to read at…

Jan 15, 2024

Is there an ImagineIF Library in Marion? The Marion School offers ImagineIF holds pick up through a partnership between the school and ImagineIF Libraries. It’s not a full-service library branch, but it can make picking up holds more convenient for folks over in the west side of the county. ImagineIF has a self-checkout machine in the breezeway by the main office at the school. So basically anytime the school is open, you can pick up any holds you’ve had sent there. The official hours in Marion are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. However if the school is closed for a holiday, holds…

Dec 23, 2023

Are There Different Types of Library Cards at ImagineIF? ImagineIF Libraries keeps it simple. Everyone gets their own, unique library card. (You get a card, and you get a card, and you... You get it.) The keeper of the library card number has all the power. So be careful who you share your number with! Read on to find out what type of card you can get, and what you need to get it. Types of ImagineIF Library Cards There are only two types of library cards available at ImagineIF Limited-use cards are for folks with photo ID but no…

Nov 28, 2023

Your definitive guide to placing a hold Did you know ImagineIF is part of the Montana Shared Catalog Partners Group? That means you can place holds on items from 36 public libraries throughout Montana! Sharing resources is a smart use of taxpayer dollars, and allows us to expand our walls way beyond our limited physical space. Placing a hold is free! There are a few ways to place a hold; if you want to do it yourself just follow the steps below, or download our handy guide. You'll be notified by phone or email when your holds are available, and…

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