Answered By: Justin Broce
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016     Views: 1097

Renewing an item in Overdrive amounts to requesting to immediately borrow the title again once it expires. If the item has holds, you will be added to the holds list to get the next available copy. You cannot renew OverDrive items through My APL / the main catalog. You must renew in your OverDrive Account.

The option appears three (3) days before your item expires.

Here's what it looks like in your OverDrive Account:


Once you select Request Again, a window will pop up asking for your email address and letting you know if the title will be immediately available when your checkout expires or if you'll be put on the hold list.

When titles are requested again they will appear in your holds list and will be automatically checked out to you either right after your current due date or if it has holds, when it becomes available.

If you have automatic hold checkout turned off, you will have to manually borrow the title again.

Renewing a title does not automatically re-download it to your device. If you want to download the title again, go to your loans page books iconon your device to do so.