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Put a hold on a hold (aka “Suspend a Hold”)

Person suspended by rope

There are easier ways to suspend a hold

Going on vacation and don’t want your videos on hold to arrive while you are gone? Or maybe you are still in the middle of a book (that looks like it will take awhile to finish) and you aren’t ready for any more books on hold to arrive?

Then suspend your hold!

When you suspend your hold, your hold is still in place, and you will still move up in the waiting list, but the item will not be delivered to your library until you unsuspend the hold.

How to suspend a hold:

  1. Log in to your account at www.lincc.org
  2. Click on the “My Account” tab
  3. Click on “Holds”
  4. Select the items you want to suspend by clicking in the box next to the title. If you want to suspend all of your holds, then check the box at the top of the list next to “All”.
  5. Scroll down and click on “Suspend selected holds.”
  6. OPTIONAL: set the dates for when the suspension starts and ends. (This is handy if you don’t want to have to remember to go back in to your account to activate your holds.)
  7. Click the button “Suspend selected holds.”

Of course, you can also call the Library at 503-682-2744 and have one of our staff do this for you as well.

Happy Travels and Reading!

Learn languages, read product reviews, research investments and more online

You don’t have to come to the library to use the library!

Thanks to the magic of the internet (and library subscriptions), you can access online services like these for free from anywhere with an internet connection (home, work, school, coffee shop) :

Want to catch up on your favorite magazines, like Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, The New Yorker, or People ? Search the Popular Magazines database. And there are even more! See everything there is available on the LINCC Online Resources page.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744.

Download free children’s and teen audiobooks

Free audiobook (and video) downloads are available online and all you need is your LINCC library card!

Our service is part of a consortium, which allows library patrons statewide to download and play audiobooks and selected video programming. Many of them can be transferred to iPods and other MP3 players for use away from the computer.

To access these materials you will need:

  1. A valid LINCC library card.
  2. Access to the Internet (High speed not required, but better!).
  3. Free digital book software for a PC: OverDrive Media Console available from the Library2Go website below.

Try it in 4 easy steps. On the Overdrive/Library2Go website:

  1. On your home, school, or work PC, download, install and register the Overdrive Media Console software.
  2. Select audiobooks to download.
  3. Check your audiobooks out using your library card. (When asked for your “library”, the correct response is actually your library consortium, which is LINCC).
  4. Download and enjoy!

All set? Click on the link below to go the the Overdrive (aka Library2Go) website:


For children’s audiobooks:


For teen audiobooks:


 As always, the library staff is happy to help you sort through any confusing details by phone: 503-682-2744, or by email: wvref@lincc.org.

Get ready for holiday shopping with Consumer Reports

So you are making that list and checking it twice, but how do you make sure you are getting the best value for your money?

Let Consumer Reports be your guide. Get ratings and recommendations from independent testers of the best and best value for kids toys, electronics, cookware, power tools, exercise equipment, wines, and much more.

Here are three ways to get your proverbial (and literal) hands on Consumer Reports for free:

  1. Online with the LINCC databases – Click on the “Popular Magazines” button, then click “Browse Publications” in the top navigation bar, then type in “Consumer Reports” in “Find title” (or you can browse under “C”). You can search within the Consumer Reports database or in their Annual Buying Guide.
  2. In house in the library’s magazine collection – The most current issue stays inhouse, but older issues can be checked out. Can’t find the issue you want? Place a hold on the copy from the LINCC catalog and it will be delivered to the Library for you to pick up.
  3. At the Reference Desk – Ask one of our fabulous reference librarians! We have copies that cannot be checked out, but may be photocopied.

Need some more help researching purchases? Contact a librarian (the ultimate search engine!) at 503-682-2744 or by e-mail. We hope this helps you get off to a great start with your holiday shopping!

7 ways to find that next great read

So you just finished that novel you had been looking forward to, and now your nightstand is bare, with a single bookmark begging to fulfill its calling. What to do? Find that next great read with one (or more!) of these ways:

  1. Novelist - Take a wander through this online database of librarian recommended books.   Includes Author Read-alikes – lesser known authors who write similarly to the big name ones.
  2. Best Sellers Lists – If it’s a bestseller, it has to be good, right? Well, at least it’s being talked about. Get in on the conversation!
  3. Award Winners Lists – Someone thought these were books of merit. Read them and see for yourself.
  4. Staff recommendations (in-person)- The next time you’re in the Library, take a look at the Obelisk (or Pyramid – we can’t decide what to call it) by the Reference Desk. The books on display there are for you to check out.
  5. Staff recommendations (blog) – We’ll post our recommendations here, and even lists of what we’re reading right now.
  6. New arrivals (online) – Take a look at what’s really new at the Library! Includes fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks, as well as DVDs.
  7. New arrivals (in-person) – Stop by the New Books shelves when you come into the Library. I know I always find something fascinating from those shelves!

We hope you find a great book, and if you are still stumped, give our Ultimate Search Engines (i.e. reference librarians) a shot. They are more than happy to help!

Online car manuals? Oh, yeah!

Trying to adjust that timing belt, and it’s not going right? Looking for your car’s maintenance schedule? Check the  online Chilton manual and keep your car happy.

Manuals are available for vehicles manufactured from 1940-2008, by companies ranging from Acura to Volvo. Some manuals are rather limited (e.g. only the manintenance schedule), while other manuals include anything you could want to know, from electrical wiring diagrams to videos on how to make the repairs.

The Chilton manuals are available online, so you can view them from anywhere you can get on the internet – home, the office, even the library. And you can print the manuals, too!

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals are available to Wilsonville Public Library patrons. Give it a look!

Request library items online (aka “place a hold”)

So you want to request an item and have it delivered to your library? Make your request (or “place a hold“) online with these 4 easy steps:

From the LINCC catalog or the Wilsonville Public Library website:

  1. Find the item. Enter the item’s information in the green search box (on the Library website, it is a white search box at the top right) and click “Search” (or “Go” on the Library website).
  2. Select the item. From the results screen, you can either click “Place Hold” on the item you want, or click on “Details” for the item, then click “Place Hold” on the right side of the screen.
  3. Tell it where to go. Then on the next screen select the library where you want to pick up the hold. If you haven’t logged in, then you will need to enter your library card number and PIN on this screen.
  4. Make it so. Then click “Place Hold.” Then on the next screen, click “OK.”

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 503-682-2744. We want you to get what you want!