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Do you love reading? 

New changes to Overdrive will help make sure you’re able to read the books you want to read when you want to read them. 

Introducing hold redelivery with Overdrive.

What is Hold Redelivery?

In Overdrive, you have always been able to place a hold on a title if it's not currently available to borrow. Now, when a hold becomes available, instead of automatically checking out the title, you will receive a notification and can either go into the app and borrow the title within 3 days, or choose to deliver the hold later while keeping your place in line. 

Learn more below.


Wait. What's happening? 

Instead of a title being automatically checked out to you when you may not be ready for it, you now have a few choices.

You can:

  • Borrow it and start reading! You'll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title.
  • If you're not ready to start reading, you can choose "deliver later" and select a set time period when you'd like the book delivered to you. Once that time period is over, you'll be next on the list. 

What if I forget to pick up my hold? 

If you forget to borrow your available title during the pickup window, your hold will automatically be set to "deliver later" as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. After 7 days, your hold will be active again and you'll receive another notification when the next copy is ready to borrow. 

How will I know when my book has become available? 

Don't worry! You'll receive a notification from the Libby app.

Why did this change? 

This change was made to give you more control over what you read and when you read it, so you can get around to checking every book off your must-read list.

Does this only impact the Libby app? 

This change was rolled out for all OverDrive ebooks & audiobooks whether borrowed in Libby, the OverDrive app, or from our website/catalog. 


​Learn even more on Overdrive's Resource Center

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