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Subject: ? About using vacation hold
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
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Ok, I'm going on vacation. I have already set my acct to go onto vacation hold the day before the last day that I will be able to deal with requests. So right now I have 3 books that were WL that are waiting for 48 hours for the members. Now if the member doesn't pick it up and it rolls over what happens if that runs into my vacation hold. I know pending things are not stopped because of vacation hold but what happens to something like this?

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 5:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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As I understand it, when those books on 48-hr hold (once your vacation hold kicks in) time out they then are also on hold so as long as that occurs before you actually leave town you should be good to go!

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 6:17 PM ET
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Thanks Sally, that's what I was hoping would happen. I can get these out no problem. I was just afraid they would roll over and I wouldn't be able to hold them until I got back. And no computer service where I'm going.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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You may need to adjust your vacation hold so it is on at the time of roll over.  The WL hold will state the time it expires.  I know I moved mine up a day to make sure one book did not roll over.

Date Posted: 9/9/2010 4:44 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2009
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Susan, this happened to me recently - in fact the book went through 2 x 48 hrs without the members accepting.  But once the vacation hold kicked in, the book just stayed on my shelf.  Yes, I was relieved :) 

Enjoy your vacation