Answered By: Lisa Hamilton
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017     Views: 345

In OverDrive, a bar at the top of the item will indicate whether the title is Available or if there is a Wait List.  


You can place holds on unavailable titles, but you can also limit your search to only items that are available right now. There are three methods:

Choose from Collections: 

  1. Look for the Collections option at the top of the page. Under eBooks, eAudiobooks, or Videos, choose Available Now

  2. If you are on a smaller device/screen, you may need to click the three lines at the top rightto expand that menu. 

Limit results to Available Now:

  1. Search by title, author or topic first OR browse by collection or subject. 
  2. After getting initial results, under Availability choose Available Now. If you do not see these options, first tap or click Filters near the top.


Use the Advanced Search:

  1. Go to OverDrive's Advanced Search, which is linked under the search box. You may need to click within the Search box or click the magnifying glass to see this option. 

  2. Near the bottom, look for Availability. Choose Available Now from the menu. 

  3. Choose any other criteria of interest and click Search.