New Feature for Managing Your Holds in Overdrive/Libby

This month, the OvImage of computer, camera lens, headphones and smartphone with Libby app open to holds pageerdrive/Libby eBooks service introduced a new feature that gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s convenient for you. Instead of eBooks and eAudiobooks checking out to your account automatically when they become available, they’ll show as ready to check out on your Holds tab instead.  

Here’s how it works: 

  • When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have three days to take action. 

  • You then have the option to borrow the hold, have it delivered later, or cancel it. 

    • If you choose to have a hold delivered later, you'll keep your place in line, and pass that copy to the next person waiting. 

    • Once your hold suspension time is up, you’ll receive the next available copy. 

  • If you take no action during the three-day hold pickup window, your hold will automatically be suspended for seven days as a one-time courtesy. 

  • If you take no action on your available hold a second time your hold will be canceled. 

Of course, you can still suspend your hold before it becomes available if you know ahead of time when you’ll be able to read it. These new features offer more flexibility and control of when your items are ready, and keep unread holds moving to the next person while still allowing you to maintain your place in line. 

Questions about these changes or about getting started with eBooks at AACPL? Let us know