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2.1. Clearing the Holds Shelf

There are two ways to clear the holds shelf.
 
 
Use the Show Clearable Holds and Clear These Holds buttons in the Holds Shelf
  1. Go to Circulation > Holds Shelf
  2. Click the Show Clearable Holds button - this will take away active holds, leaving any canceled, expired, etc. holds.  
  3. Use the Print Full List button to print the list, if needed, and pull the canceled or expired holds from the holds shelf.
  4. Click the Clear These Holds button and all the canceled or expired holds will be removed in batch.
This is a very easy way to do it, but make sure you've either printed the list of clearable holds or pulled them from the shelf before clearing because they cannot be retrieved again after they've been cleared.
 
Use Check In with the Circulation Modifier of Clear Holds Shelf
  1. Go to Circulation > Holds Shelf
  2. Click the Show Clearable Holds button
  3. Use the Print Full List button to print the List
  4. Pull the canceled or expired items from the holds shelf
  5. Go to Check In
  6. Click on the Circulation Modifiers drop-down below the Items Checked In area (right side of the screen) and choose Clear Holds Shelf
  7. A pink banner with Clear Holds Shelf will appear above the Items Checked In area
  8. Scan the barcodes of the items pulled from the holds shelf - the items will be removed from the Holds Shelf.
  9. Click on the Circulation Modifiers drop-down again and click on Clear Holds Shelf to deactivate the circulation modifier.  It's sticky, so it will stay on until turned off.
This is the more labor-intensive approach, but it's less likely that items get cleared before being pulled.

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