Simply Held FAQs

Who can sign up for the Simply Held?

Any card holder from Davenport Public Library, Bettendorf Public Library, Clinton Public Library, LeClaire Community Library, Musser Public Library, and the Eastern Iowa Community College Libraries. Scott County Library System card holders can sign up for the Scott County Library System's Best Seller Club here.

What books are included?

For authors, new, previously unreleased adult fiction. Re-releases will not be included. For celebrity picks, books may fall under any genre or author, it is at the discretion of the celebrity book club. For fiction and nonfiction picks, an expert librarian will choose four new or trending titles a year in their respective genre. 

What if I don't want every title that comes out by that author?

You may cancel the hold once it appears on your account either online or by contacting the Davenport Public Library. Alternatively, you can return the book instead of checking it out. 

How long will it take me to get the book?

Holds will automatically be placed when the title information is available. We randomize the hold queue every time a new title becomes available. Wait time depends on demand and randomized place in the queue. Please note that Large Print editions are often released after Regular Print editions. 

What if I cannot make it in to pick up a book?

Due to demand, libraries cannot hold Simply Held titles beyond the pickup library's hold period. Davenport libraries hold items for 7 days. Please check with your pickup library about their holds policy.

What if I cannot finish the book before the due date?

Renewals are allowed if nobody else has a hold on the book. You may have to place a new hold on the book if it cannot be renewed. Holds can be placed online or by contacting the Davenport Public Library. A reminder that overdue fines are $0.10 a day per item.

How do I add and remove authors and picks?

You can fill out the form again to add or remove authors. There is an option to add or remove selected authors. 

Can I suggest an author to add to the list?

Yes! Suggestions are reviewed annually. If your suggestion is added, you will automatically be added to the hold list.