If you finish an MP3 audiobook early, you can return it before the end of the lending period using OverDrive for Windows. Otherwise, it will automatically expire at the end of its lending period.

Note: This article is about OverDrive for Windows (desktop). If you're using OverDrive for Windows 8/10, please visit this article to learn how to return downloaded titles in that app.

How to return an audiobook

  1. Select the audiobook you'd like to return in OverDrive for Windows.
    You can select more than one audiobook by holding down Ctrl and clicking on each title.
    OverDrive's desktop app. See instructions above
  2. Click the Delete button to display the return and delete options.
  3. Click Return/Delete to both return the audiobook to your library and delete it from your computer.
    Click Delete to remove the audiobook from your computer, but keep it checked out to your library account. This means that you can download the audiobook again during your lending period.
    Return Delete dialog. See instructions above.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017 05:01PM EST