If you have visited us recently you probably have noticed the new shelving units located at the first floor circulation desk. This set of shelving is the home of our new self-pickup holds service. Items requested by patrons will now be shelved alphabetically by a special code unique to each patron (first 3 letters of the patron’s last name and last four digits of patron’s library card number). We hope that this change will streamline the patron experience by allowing patrons the option of checking out with staff, or using the self-checkout machine on their own. Later this year, we will enhance the experience additionally by updating our self-checkout machines.