How to recommend titles to your library

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

If your library has the Recommend to library feature, use the steps below to browse and recommend digital titles in the OverDrive catalog that your library doesn't own.

Notes:

  • When you recommend a title to your library, there's no guarantee they'll purchase it.
  • Recommendations are format-specific, so make sure you recommend the format (ebook or audiobook) you're interested in. You can't recommend magazines through the Recommend to library feature.
  • If your library doesn't have the Recommend to library feature, talk to a library staff member about how you can suggest new titles.
  1. Run a search in your library's digital collection.
  2. On the results page, select Recommend to library under the "Availability" filter. Titles in the OverDrive catalog that your library doesn't own are added to your results.
    The availability filter with recommend to library selected. See instructions above.
  3. To tell which titles aren't part of the digital collection, look for a Not owned banner and Recommend link. Click or tap Recommend to recommend a title.
    If prompted, sign into your library.

  4. If prompted, enter and confirm your email address. Then, select Recommend.
  5. If your library buys the title, you'll be added to its wait list and receive an email when your hold is available.

To see the titles you've recommended, select books icon, then Recommendations.

Your library may limit the number of titles you can recommend in a given time period. You can see how many more titles you can recommend (or when you can recommend titles again) on your Recommendations page.

If your library has the Recommend feature, use the steps below to browse and recommend digital titles in the OverDrive catalog that your library doesn't own.

Notes:

  • When you recommend a title to your library, there's no guarantee they'll purchase it.
  • Recommendations are format-specific, so make sure you recommend the format (ebook or audiobook) you're interested in.
  • If your library doesn't have the Recommend feature, talk to a library staff member about how you can suggest new titles.
  1. Run a search in your library's digital collection.
  2. On the results page, select Additional Titles to Recommend under the "Show me" filter. Titles in the OverDrive catalog your library doesn't own are added to your results.
  3. To determine which titles you can recommend to your library, look for the recommend icon.
  4. To recommend a title, mouse over it (or tap it, on a mobile device) and select the Recommend button. If prompted, sign in.
  5. On the page that opens, enter and confirm your email address.
  6. Select Recommend this title to complete your recommendation. If your library buys the title, you'll be added to its wait list and receive an email when your hold is available.

Your library can limit how many titles you're allowed to recommend in a given period of time, so if you hit your limit, just wait a few days, then try again.

You can view a list of titles you've recommended under your Account > Lists > Titles you recommended. You can't remove a title from your "Titles you recommended" list because your library has already been alerted that you've made the request.

Last Updated: 18 February 2020 11:43 AM