We've all been there - you search for a book that you've been longing to read only to find out that someone has it checked out!
But OverDrive has a FABULOUS hold system! Don't fret!
When searching for a book in OverDrive and see that the top banner reads "Wait List" instead of "Available," this means someone has the book checked out.
How do I see my place in line for a hold?
After you place a hold, go to Shelf > Holds and click the icon to see your place in line and the number of people waiting.
When you select a book that is currently checked out, you will come to a page like the one below.
Here, you can see:
1. The number of copies the library has
2. The typical hold time for the title.
**The more popular the title, the longer the holds may be**
You will enter a preferred email address to place the hold, so Overdrive can contact you when the title is available.
The Shelf in OverDrive ( ) allows you to see your current holds. The page looks like this:
You can suspend a hold before it's ready for you to borrow.
Suspending a hold lets you move up a title's wait list without the title becoming available for you. If you reach #1 in line, you'll be in the first position to get the book once your suspension ends.
You may want to suspend a hold if you have too little time to read or too many books in progress.
To suspend all your holds:
Karl E. Mundt Library, Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota 57042