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Many libraries offer a range of lending period options for each format in their collection. You can adjust your default lending period for a whole format or, in many cases, choose a lending period for a specific title before borrowing it.

How to change your default lending period

Note: Your new lending period only applies to future checkouts, not titles already checked out.

  1. In your library's digital collection, click or tap books icon then select Settings.
    You'll need to be signed into your library to get to this page.
  2. Under "Lending periods," choose a default lending period for each format. Your settings are saved automatically.
    sample eBook lending periods
    Note: Lending period options vary by library.

How to change the lending period for an individual title

  1. Click or tap Borrow under a title (or on its details page).
    If prompted, sign in.
  2. In the confirmation pop-up, select a lending period from the drop-down. This lending period will be applied to this checkout only.

    Note: Lending period options vary by library.
  3. Click or tap Borrow to borrow the title.

Your library may offer the option to change the default lending period for digital formats.

Note: Your new lending period only applies to future checkouts, not titles already checked out.

  1. Log into your Account on your library's OverDrive website.
  2. Select your Settings page.
  3. Pick the desired lending period option for each format. Your settings are saved automatically.
    Example lending period options on the settings page

Some important notes:

  • Lending period options may vary by library.
  • Some individual titles may have a fixed lending period that won't match your settings.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018 12:12PM EDT