Starting about mid October, members will be able to renew eBooks via their online bookshelf. As shown to the left, three days before your title is set to expire a ‘renew’ option will appear in your online bookshelf.
If the arrow is green, that means a renewal is possible. If the arrow is gray, that means someone has already placed a hold on the title and you might not be able to immediately get the title. You can still click to renew and you’ll be added to the wait list which shouldn’t be too long.
A few things to remember:
- A renewal works pretty much the same as putting the book on hold. When your current lending period ends, the title will expire and disappear from your bookshelf. You will then receive an email where you can re-checkout and download the title.
- Unfortunately this means you will lose your bookmarks, notes, etc. If you’re planning to renew, make a note of where you are in the book for easy access after the title refreshes.
- If you click renew and someone after you puts the title on hold, you’re safe. You still get first dibs. If someone puts the title on hold before you, you are simply added to the waiting list in first come, first served order.
- You can only renew titles one time. Though of course you could simply go back into the collection, find the title, and re-check it out. There’s no limit on the number of times you can re-check out a title, just on using the convenience of the renew button.
If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help!