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Your library may let you change your default lending period for digital formats. You may also be able to change your lending period for an individual title before you borrow it.

How to change your default lending period

Follow the steps below to change your default lending period for digital formats.

Note: Only titles that you borrow after changing this setting will be affected by the new lending period. The lending period for titles you've already borrowed will not change.

  1. On your library's OverDrive website, click or tap books icon then select Settings.
    You'll need to be signed into the site 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 may vary by library. There are no lending period options for NOOK periodicals; once you send them to your NOOK account, you can keep them forever.

How to change the lending period of an individual title

  1. On your library's OverDrive website, click or tap a title's jacket to open its details page.
  2. Select the arrow next to the Borrow button, then choose a lending period. This lending period will be applied to this checkout only.
    Lending period options for a title on its details page. See instructions above.
    Note: Lending period options may vary by library. There are no lending period options for NOOK periodicals; once you send them to your NOOK account, you can keep them forever.
  3. Click or tap Borrow to check out the title (if prompted, sign in).

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

Note: Only titles that you borrow after changing this setting will be affected by the new lending period. The lending period for titles you've already borrowed will not change.

  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.
  • You may not be able to change the lending period for some formats, like NOOK periodicals.
  • Some individual titles may have a fixed lending period that won't match your settings.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:14PM EST