Inquiring minds: 'Unable to place request on this item . . . . ' What’s with that?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.  Just finished “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” and tried to put Part 2 on hold. Got the message “Unable to place request on this item . . . . “   What’s with that?

A.  That message reads in full, “Unable to place a request on this item. Cannot place any more requests on this item.” That means that you have already requested this title. You won’t want to request it again, because you’ll be further down the list of people waiting for that item. When your name comes to the top of the waiting list, you will be notified to come to the library and pick up your item.
(Library procedures.)

Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 628-6803 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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