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Renewing digital titles works a little differently than renewing physical books from the library. When you renew a digital title, it doesn't extend your lending period. Instead, it lets you borrow the title again immediately after your current checkout expires (if there are no existing holds) or it places you on the wait list to borrow the title again as soon as possible (if there are existing holds).

You'll see the option to renew a title three days before it's set to expire. A Request again button will appear under the title on your Checkouts page (under your account ).

How to renew a title

  1. On your library's OverDrive website, go to your account and select Checkouts.
    You'll need to be signed into the site to get to this page.
  2. Select the Request again button under the title you'd like to renew.
  3. Enter and confirm your email address in the pop-up window. In this window, you'll also see if the title will be available for you to borrow again immediately after your checkout expires.
    Email address popup window

Titles that you've requested again will appear on your Holds page and will be automatically checked out to you as soon as they're available again (unless you've turned off automatic hold checkout).

Please note that renewing a title does not mean that it is automatically re-downloaded to your computer or device. If you'd like to re-download your renewed title, you'll have to go back to your Checkouts page and download it again.

Renewing digital titles works a little differently than renewing physical books from the library. When you renew a digital title, it doesn't extend your lending period; instead, it lets you borrow the title again immediately after your current checkout expires.

The Renew option becomes available three days before a title is set to expire and appears next to the title on your Checkouts page (under your Account). If the title already has holds, you can't renew it, but you can request it again.

Note: Some libraries may not offer the Renew or Request Again features.

How to renew a title

  1. Sign into your Account on your library's OverDrive website.
  2. On your Checkouts page, select the Renew link next to the title you'd like to renew.
    Note: This link will appear three days before the title is supposed to expire.
    The renew link for a borrowed title
  3. Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form, then select Renew. If you want the title to be automatically borrowed again for you as soon as your current checkout expires (instead of being held for you on your Holds page), make sure that "Automatically borrow this title at the time of renewal" is selected.
    The renewal form
  4. Once you renew a title, you will see a checkmark and the word Renewed next to that title on your Checkouts page. You can also see which titles you've scheduled to renew on your Holds page.
    A renewed title on the checkouts page.
  5. As soon as your current checkout expires, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to access the title again. You'll either be instructed to find the renewed title on your Checkouts page (if you had it automatically borrowed for you at the time of renewal) or to borrow the title again from your Holds page.

Please note that renewing a title does not mean that it is automatically re-downloaded to your computer or device. If you'd like to re-download your renewed title, you'll have to go back to your Checkouts page and download it again.

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016 10:13AM EDT