Tuesday, March 3

New Overdrive Feature!

Beginning today, OverDrive is replacing “Auto-checkout” with a new “Hold Redelivery/Deliver Later” option which will give North Bellmore Patrons more control over their holds in Overdrive so that they can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for them.  Now NBL users will receive the option of having a reserved item “delivered later” if they are not ready to read it but still wish to remain on the wait queue.  Here’s how it works:

After receiving notification that a hold is available (automatic hold checkout has been eliminated), users can:

  1. Borrow the title within 3 days,
  2. Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period (after the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy), or
  3. Cancel the hold.
If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled.
Here is a video explaining this new feature can be viewed here: 

Happy Reading!