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

You can tell which titles are available for checkout by looking at the availability banners along the top of each jacket, as well as the action link beneath the title.

When a title is available for checkout, the banner says "Available." There's also a Borrow (or Send to NOOK app, for periodicals) link beneath the title so you can check it out right away.

A title with the Available banner and a Borrow link.

When a title isn't available to borrow, you'll see one of four banners:

  • A "Wait list" banner means all copies of the title are checked out.
    A title with the Wait list banner and place a hold link.
  • A "Coming soon" banner means the title hasn't been released yet.
    A title with the coming soon banner and place a hold link.
  • A "Not owned" banner means that the digital title isn't owned by your library yet, but you can recommend it to your library for purchase.
    A title with the not owned banner and recommend link
  • An "Unavailable" banner means that the title isn't available for checkout and can't be placed on hold or recommended. In the case of a periodical, it means the library had a limited number of copies available per edition and there are none left. You'll need to check up on unavailable titles to see if they become available again (for example, when the next issue of a magazine is published).
    The unavailable banner. See above for more information.

Titles that aren't available to borrow (except titles marked as "Unavailable" and titles your library doesn't own yet) will also have a link to place a hold so you can borrow them as soon as they become available.

You can tell which titles are available for checkout and which are not using the format icons in the top-right corner of each jacket.

When a title is available for checkout, the icon in the corner is filled in.

When a title is unavailable, the icon is grayed out.

A title with a grayed-out icon, indicating it's unavailable

Unavailable titles (except periodicals) may be placed on hold so that you can borrow them as soon as they become available.

The icon also denotes the media type for each title. In our example, the icon is a pair of headphones, indicating an audiobook.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:15PM EST