Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

All digital titles are automatically returned to your library at the end of their lending periods, so you never have to worry about late fees. If you'd like to return a title early to make space in your library account, you may be able to do so using the sections below.

If you haven't downloaded or watched the title yet:

You can return a title from your Loans page (under books icon in your library's digital collection) if:

  • You borrowed an eBook AND haven't selected Download (and chosen a format from the drop-down menu, if available) yet.
  • You borrowed an audiobook AND haven't selected Download yet.
  • You borrowed a streaming video AND haven't selected Watch in browser or Add to app yet.

To return a title from your Loans page, select the Return button.

The return button for a borrowed title. See instructions above.

Once you download a title, add it to the OverDrive app, or start watching a streaming video in your browser, the Return button disappears from your Loans page. Instead, you'll see a How to return button that will explain how to return that title early (if it's possible).

If you have already downloaded or watched the title:

Once you download a title, you may be able to return it using the software or app that you used to download it. Here are specific steps for:

Some exceptions:

  • You can't return any titles using OverDrive's desktop app for Mac.
  • You can only return a streaming video that you've watched (partially or completely) if you've added it to OverDrive's app for Android or iOS.
  • You can only return downloaded Open EPUBs from OverDrive's app for Android, Chromebook, iOS, or Windows 8/10.
  • You can't return downloaded Open PDF eBooks before the end of the lending period.

All digital titles are automatically returned to your library at the end of their lending periods, so you never have to worry about late fees. If you'd like to return a title early to make space in your library account, you may be able to do so using the sections below.

If you haven't downloaded or played the title yet:

You can return a title from your Checkouts page (located under your Account in your library's digital collection), if:

  • You've borrowed an eBook that's available in multiple download formats AND you haven't chosen a download format and selected the Confirm link yet.
  • You've borrowed an eBook or audiobook that's only available in one download format AND you haven't selected Download yet.
  • You've borrowed a streaming video AND you haven't selected Play or Add to app yet.

To return a title from your Checkouts page, select the Return Title button.

Return title button on a checkouts page. See instructions above.

Once you download the title or add it to the OverDrive app (or select Play for a streaming video), the Return Title button disappears from your Checkouts page.

If you have already downloaded or played the title:

Once you download a title, you may be able to return it using the software or app that you used to download it. Here are specific steps for:

Some exceptions:

  • You can't return any titles using OverDrive's desktop app for Mac.
  • You can only return a streaming video that you've watched (partially or completely) if you've added it to OverDrive's app for Android or iOS.
  • You can only return downloaded Open EPUBs from OverDrive's app for Android, Chromebook, iOS, or Windows 8/10.
  • You can't return downloaded Open PDF eBooks before the end of the lending period.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017 11:28AM EDT