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Other Things You Can Do...

Other Things You Can Do...


View Only Titles that are Currently Available

To determine at a glance which titles are available, look at the headphones icon in the top right corner of the audiobook cover:

  • Dark Grey icon means that the title is available to be borrowed
  • Pale Grey icon means that all copies of the title are currently checked out

When browsing by genre or format, it is possible to hide all items that are currently checked out - look for the blue box on the left side of the screen that says Show me only titles with copies available.


Place Holds on Audiobooks that are Checked Out

If all copies of a title are in use, you can place a hold:

  • Select the Audiobook title you are interested in, then click the Place a Hold button
  • Sign in to your VPL to Go account with your library card number and PIN - Note: this is a separate account from My VPL where you would manage your library account for physical materials
  • Enter or confirm your email address to receive notification
  • When the title becomes available, you will receive an email notice
  • You will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent to check out the Audbiobook
  • If you do not check it out within 72 hours, it will go to the next person on the list
  • You can have a maximum of 5 holds at once

Check the Status of Your Holds

Sign in to your VPL to Go account with your library card number and PIN - Note: this is a separate account from My VPL where you would manage your library account for physical materials.

Select Account from the top right of the screen

   
Select Holds from the menu on the right

 

You will be able to see your position in the queue.

You can also cancel the hold from this menu or change the email address for notification using the Edit button.

 

 


Place an Advanced Hold (Renew Titles)

Not finished with your eBook or downloadable audiobook? Click on the Renew icon to place an advance hold on titles you currently have checked out. Renewing puts you in line to borrow a title again once your first checkout expires; it will count towards one of your five holds.

The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire, appearing next to the title on your Bookshelf in your VPL to Go account. You can only use the renew feature once for each checkout.

How to Place an Advanced Hold

1. Log into VPL to Go and sign in to your Account.

2. Go to your Bookshelf, select the Renew icon next to the title you'd like to renew. Note: This option does not appear until three days before the title is set to expire.

If there are no existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be green (see example below). You can borrow this title again immediately once your first checkout expires - Note: you will need to redownload the audiobook.

If there are existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be greyed out (see example below). You can still use the renew feature to reserve a spot on the title's wait list so you can borrow it again as soon as it's available.

3. Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form, and click the Renew icon. The Renew icon on your Bookshelf will now have a green checkmark next to it (see example below).


 Return Titles Before the Expiry Date

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks are returned automatically after their lending period has expired. When a title expires, you can simply delete the expired audiobook from your device. For information on returning a title before the expiry date, please visit How to return titles before the end of your lending period.

(exception: OverDrive for Mac does not currently support the return feature)

  FORMAT   RETURN EARLY?  
  EPUB
  PDF
  Open EPUB & Open PDF
  OverDrive Read
  MP3