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Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016     Views: 1900

How to return titles before the end of your lending period

If you've borrowed a digital title, but have not yet selected a download format, you can return it early from the bookshelf on your library's digital collection website.

Note: Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.

To return a title, click or tap the Return Title button.

Screenshot of a title with the Return Title button

If you select a download format, the Return Title button disappears.

Screenshot of title with Return button no longer shown

If you finish an MP3 audiobook early, you can return it before the end of the lending period using OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows.

Note: This article is about the desktop version of OverDrive Media Console for Windows. If you're using Windows 8 or RT, and have installed OMC for Windows 8 from the Windows Store, please see this article on how to return downloaded titles using OMC for Windows 8.

What you need

How to return an audiobook

Note: Due to our agreements with publishers, WMA titles cannot be returned before end of the lending period.

  1. Select the title you would like to return in OMC. 
    You can select more than one audiobook by holding down Ctrl and clicking on each title. 

  2. Click the Delete button to display the return and delete options. 
    Delete button
    Note: Only MP3 audiobooks downloaded after you install the OverDrive Media Console v3.2+ update will have the return option.
  3. Click Return/Delete to both return the MP3 audiobook and delete it from your computer. 
    If you click Delete instead, the title will be removed from your computer, but not returned to the library. 
    Screenshot showing the Return Delete dialog
    Note: If you do not return the audiobook to your library, you can still download it at any time during the lending period.

If you download a title, you can return it using: