Borrowing available holds for a Kobo
With the introduction of "deliver later" for holds, the automatic hold checkout setting was removed. This means you need to borrow available holds using another device or computer before they'll sync to your Kobo.
If you place a hold from your Kobo, you'll get an email notifying you when it's available.
Follow the steps below to borrow an available hold and manually sync your Kobo:
- Go to your Holds page on your library's OverDrive website or in the OverDrive app.
You'll need to be signed into the site to get to this page.
- Select Borrow next to the title.
- Choose a lending period (if available), then select Borrow.
You don't need to select a reading option from the "Success!" pop-up before continuing to the next step.
- Manually sync your Kobo. Borrowed ebooks will appear in the Books section after you've synced.
You can also use the Libby app to borrow available holds, then sync your Kobo.