There are several reasons why our online catalog will not accept your hold request. There may be a problem with your account, such as an overdue item or other fines on your account. In addition, libraries typically retain a new item for their patrons' use for six months and some libraries may not lend that particular material type (e.g. DVDs or video games). Each library has its own policy covering which items they will lend to another library and how they deal with fines. This policy may differ from the one at your local public library.