“Renew” Feature Now Available for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Good news for users of KDL’s eBook site — OverDrive has added a new Renew feature for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

The option to renew an eBook or eAudiobook becomes available 3 days before the title is set to expire, appearing next to the title in the Bookshelf section of your account on the ebooks.kdl.org site. If there are no existing holds on the title (indicated by a green Renew icon), you can borrow the eBook again immediately once your first checkout expires. If there are already holds on the title (indicated by a grayed-out Renew icon), the Renew feature will place you back on the hold list and you can borrow it again as soon as your turn comes.

Green Renew icon indicating no existing holds on the title

Grayed-out Renew icon indicating there are existing holds on the title


You may only use the Renew feature once for each checkout. Once you have renewed a title, its Renew icon will have a checkmark next to it. You can track which titles you’ve renewed from the Holds section of your account on ebooks.kdl.org. Once your renewed title becomes available, you will receive an email notification and you must check it out and download it again.

Please see OverDrive’s Help page for a complete explanation of this new feature. If you have any questions, please call us at 616-784-2007 or fill out our Support Request Form.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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One Response to ““Renew” Feature Now Available for eBooks & eAudiobooks”

  1. Daniel Says:

    ah! I’m so excited about this!