Suspending a hold lets you choose a window of time where you'll make progress on a title's waiting list without having the title become available for you to borrow. For example, you might want to suspend a hold for a popular eBook if you're on a long waiting list for it, but know you'll be unable to read it because you're in the middle of another title. If you make it to the first place in the waiting list while your hold is suspended, the title will go to the next user in line until your suspension period is over.

Follow these steps to suspend a hold:

  1. Log into your Account on your library's OverDrive website.
  2. Select your Holds page.
  3. Select Suspend hold from the Options drop-down menu next to the hold you'd like to suspend.
    Note: The Suspend hold option is not available for all titles, like renewed titles.
    Screenshot of the options drop-down menu for a title on hold
  4. Choose the number of days you'd like to suspend your hold, then select Submit.
    Screenshot of the suspend hold pop-up
  5. Once you suspend a hold, you'll see a red notification next to the hold that shows how long it will be suspended. You can change or cancel your suspension by selecting [Edit].
    Screenshot of the hold suspended notification on the holds page
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2015 05:20PM EDT