Answered By: Cesar Garza
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 1028

If all copies of an OverDrive item are checked out, you can place a hold to "get in line" for it. You can place up to 10 OverDrive holds using the OverDrive site or app, or through the main catalog.

Place a hold in OverDrive:

  1. From the OverDrive site or in the app, find the item you want and check the banner at the top. If it says Wait List, all copies are in use.

    Daring Greatly book jacket that says WAIT LIST at the top with a link to PLACE A HOLD at the bottom.
  2. Choose Place a Hold and sign in if prompted.
  3. Success! message appears. You will receive an email when the item is available.

Note: The default setting is automatic checkout. Learn how to check / change this.


Place an OverDrive hold in the catalog:

  1. Find the item in the main catalog. OverDrive items will say EBOOK OVERDRIVE. 
  2. If the item says Not Currently Available, choose Request this Download to place a hold.

    The OverDrive eBook Daring Greatly in the catalog says "Not Currently Available." An arrow indicates the button, Request this Download.
  3. Log in if prompted.
  4. Confirm that the book is available in a format you can use.
  5. Enter or confirm your email address.
  6. Click Place Hold. You will receive an email when the item is available.

Note: The default setting is automatic checkoutLearn how to check / change this.