Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019     Views: 51

Q: How can I tell when an eBook or audiobook will be available on Overdrive?
Answered by: Laura Sider

If you are viewing the record for an eBook or audiobook and you are being prompted to "Place a Hold," the item is currently checked out to another user.

You can see the number of available copies the library owns as well as the number of patrons who have placed a hold on the title in the orange box titled "Copies" on the bottom right side of the record.

In this case, the library owns 5 copies and 11 people have a hold on each copy. (This is an extreme example.)

Loans periods are 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days. The patron determines the loan period.

Alternatively, you may request a print copy of the item through either Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan. More information about using these services can be found here.

More information about using our eBook platforms is available here.

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