Q. Can I place a hold online if the book is on the shelf?
No, you can only place holds on books that are checked out and the status shows unavailable. If a book is available on the shelf, you'll have to come to the Library in person to find it and sign it out.
Please view this link for placing an item on Hold. https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/ask-services/borrow-renew-return/placing-an-item-on-hold/ information page.