The phonelist program will return a list of patrons with copies on hold by default, so long as you do not use the overdue parameter. You may optionally get a number of items that patron currently has on hold by adding the addcount parameter.

As always, you can add the skipemail parameter to skip patrons with email notifications of their overdues, see Skipping patrons with email notification of holds as described below.

Table 40.2. Columns in the holds CSV file:


Patron’s name first and last.


Patron’s phone number.


Patron’s barcode.


Number of copies on hold, if addcount parameter is used, otherwise this column is not present in the file.