Suspending a hold

Suspending a hold lets you continue moving up on a title's wait list without the title becoming available for you (if you reach #1 on the wait list). If you reach #1, you'll simply be in the first position to get the book once your suspended hold period ends. You may want to suspend a hold if you have too little time to read or too many books in progress.

To suspend all your holds:

  1. Go to Menu > Hold Notifications.
  2. Tap Active next to "Hold State."
  3. Choose the amount of time you'd like to suspend the hold, then tap Update Existing Holds.

To suspend an individual hold:

  1. Go to Shelf > Holds.
  2. Tap Actions.
  3. Tap Edit Hold.
  4. Tap Active next to "Hold State."
  5. Choose the amount of time you'd like to suspend the hold, tap Apply Changes.

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