So many times a patron walks up to the desk and asks the librarian for help finding a new book they've heard about. When it turns out that it's a book that everyone is talking about and the book is checked out, the librarian asks, "Would you like me to put that on hold for you?" Often, the answer is, "Oh, no. I don't want to bother you." Please do!
It is our pleasure to put books on hold for you. The number of people waiting for a book tells us how popular the book is and how many additional copies to buy. Your hold request actually shortens the wait time for everyone.