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NOW AVAILABLE: Renew your eBooks & eAudiobooks in Overdrive!

The much anticipated feature of renewing eBooks & eAudiobooks on ECRL’s Digital Library is now available!


Here’s how it works:
The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire, appearing next to the title on your Bookshelf under your library Account on the Digital Library website. (Note:  NOT THE APP)

There is a limit of 1 renewal per checkout.
  1. Log into your library’s digital collection website and navigate to your Account.
  2. On your library Bookshelf, select the Renew icon next to the title you’d like to renew.
    Note: This option does not appear until three days before the title is supposed to expire.
    If there isn’t a waiting list for a title, the Renew icon will be green.  In this case, you can then borrow the title again immediately once your first checkout expires.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with no existing holds
    If there is a waiting list for a title, the Renew icon will be grayed out. In this case, you can still use the renew feature to put yourself back on the waiting list.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with existing holds
  3. Enter and confirm your email address, then click the Renew button.
    Screenshot of the renewal form
Once a title has successfully been renewed, its Renew icon on your library Bookshelf will have a green checkmark next to it.
Screenshot of the renew icon once a title has already been renewed
You can also track which titles you’ve renewed from your Holds page.

Here’s what’s different.  Your expiration date won’t change on your Bookshelf after you renew an item until your first checkout period expires. If the title is available for you to borrow again, you will receive an email notification. Click the link in that email or go to your Holds list to check out the title again.

YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE TITLE AGAIN.  Then your expiration date will change to reflect your renewal.

(Info taken from Overdrive’s Help page: How to renew digital titles).

Sarah Hawkins, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

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