Reserve Materials

You can place most Delaware County Library System items on hold by phone or from any computer with internet access. When placing holds online, you will need the 14 digit barcode number on your library card.
 
To place items on hold by phone:
Call during library hours at 610-446-3082. A staff person will be glad to work with you.
 
All Haverford Township Free Library customers can place a hold (reserve) on most items through our online catalog and we are happy to have you use the service. We, of course, stand ready to assist you in the process and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 610-446-3082. If no library within the county owns the item you want, you may request an Interlibrary Loan via the Statewide system.
When it is your turn for the item, you will be notified by a phone call. Please pick up your material as quickly as possible. Failure to pick up your held items results in problems not only for Haverford’s staff, but staff at lending libraries, not to mention the expense involved.
If you would like to receive email notifications regarding your holds, please stop at the Circulation Desk.
 
To place a hold online:
From the catalog:

  • You can search by title, author, subject, keyword (word), or call number (Dewey number).
  • Click on the Request button (the button will be on the left of the title list page or on the top of the title detail page)
  • Enter you name (as it appears on your card) and your library card barcode.
  • Select the library where you want to pick up your item.
  • Click the submit button.
  • A new screen will appear indicating that your hold was placed successfully (if this is not the case, please contact the library by phone, 610-446-3082 or email at reference@haverfordlibrary.org).

From My Account:

  • Click on My Account on the upper right corner of the homepage.
  • Enter your name exactly as it appears on your library card.
  • Enter the 14 digit bar code
  • Click on submit
  • Click the search catalog
  • You can search by title, author, subject, keyword (word), or call number (Dewey number).
  • Once you have made your selection, click on the Request button (the button will be on the left of the title list page or on the top of the title detail page)
  • Select the library where you want to pick up your item.
  • Click submit.
  • A new screen will appear indicating that your hold was placed successfully (if this is not the case, please contact the library by phone, 610-446-3082 or email at htflref@gmail.com).

 
If you encounter problems during library hours, please call 610-446-3082 or email the library at reference@haverfordlibrary.org and we will be happy to help. If it is after hours, please leave a message or send us an email. We will get back to you as soon as possible.