Answered By: eBranch - Alachua County Library District
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2015     Views: 911

OverDrive offers a "renew" option on the site's Bookshelf if a title is within 3 days of the due date, but it's not a true renewal--what is actually happening is that OverDrive is placing a hold on the title for you. 

If no one else is in line, you can check the title out again immediately after it expires, but if other patrons have a hold on the title you're added to the end of the holds queue.  Unfortunately OverDrive has it set up to show the word "Renew" regardless of whether there are holds on the title. 

In either case, you will have to re-download the title to continue reading it.

We're sorry.  We know it's a bit counterintuitive and inconvenient, but we're not able to change it.

eBranch / John