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OverDrive Automatic Checkout Changes
Posted: Feb 14, 2020

Starting March 2, 2020, OverDrive will be removing its automatic checkout option, and switching to a “hold redelivery” option for all OverDrive users. Instead of automatically checking a title out to you when it is available, hold redelivery will give you 3 options:               

  1. Borrow the title within 3 days of it becoming available for you.
  2. Suspend your hold to deliver it later. This will pass the book to the next person in line, but you will keep your position in the wait list until the end of the suspension period you selected. At the end of the suspension period you will get the next available copy of the book.
  3. Cancel the hold if you don’t want the book anymore.



If you don’t take any action when the title arrives, it will automatically be suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy. If no action is taken a second time, your hold will be cancelled.

These changes will come into effect on March 2, 2020.