Answered By: Betsey Blanche
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017     Views: 3790

Most OverDrive titles can be returned early. See the full OverDrive instructions, or see below.

If you haven’t downloaded or played the title yet, click Return in your OverDrive account.


If you have downloaded the title, this option in your account disappears, but you can return the title from the device and software you used to download it following the appropriate instructions:


Early return exceptions:

  • Open PDF eBooks cannot be returned early.
  • Once you start playing a streaming video in your browser, you can only return it if you add it to OverDrive's app for Android or iOS.
  • Open EPUBs can only be returned from OverDrive's app for Android, Chromebook, iOS, or Windows 8.
  • Items cannot be returned early through OverDrive's desktop app for Mac.

All titles auto-return at the end of the lending period. Learn how to change the lending period for future checkouts.

OverDrive’s Front Line Support can early-return a title if the customer submits a request using Help; this would be fulfilled within 1 business day.