New Overdrive/Libby Feature: Manage available holds with “deliver later”

Starting March 2nd, there will be a new option for managing available holds in your library’s Overdrive collection called Deliver Later.  This feature gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for you.

To support this feature, the automatic hold checkout setting will be removed from your library’s Overdrive collection.  You will need to manually borrow any holds that become available starting March 2nd.   You can also enable Libby Push Notifications to help better manage your holds!

How will delivering holds later work?

Available holds will have a three-day pickup window. When a hold becomes available for you, you'll receive an email and a notification in your library's OverDrive collection. You'll be given the option to borrow the hold, have it delivered later, or cancel it.

If you choose to have it delivered later:

  • You'll stay at the front of the wait list.
  • The current copy will go to the next person in line.
  • You'll choose the earliest date you'd like the title to be delivered. Then, after that date, you'll get a copy when the next person returns it.

Once on hold, if you take no action:

  • The "deliver after seven days" option will be automatically applied at the end of the three-day pickup window.
  • You'll stay at the front of the wait list.
  • The current copy will go to the next person in line.

If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled automatically.

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