A user missed a hold that was ready for him/her, but never received a holds notification email. What happened?

If the user was recently issued a new library card number, the title on hold may have been associated with the old library card number. Contact our Support Services team via the Support tab in OverDrive Marketplace.

It is also possible the user’s email provider blocked the notification. Whitelisting the sender email address donotreply@overdrive.com should help ensure this does not occur in the future.

In the Circulation Activity report, what do the format types ‘eBook (Pending)’ and ‘Audiobook (Pending)’ mean?

Users can borrow a title but are not required to choose a format at checkout. Therefore, until the user selects the format, the checkout is categorized as ‘Pending.’ Checkouts will remain in the ‘Pending’ category until the user selects a format. If the loan expires before then, the checkout will remain as ‘Pending.’

Do you have more detailed instructional guides?

Yes, you can download Getting Started Guides in the Marketing & Outreach Print-Ready Materials tab, under “Additional Options”. These guides provide tips for getting started with the OverDrive app (for smart phone or tablet users), dedicated eReaders (NOOK, Kobo, etc.), desktop & laptop computers, and Kindles (U.S. only). For more information, please visit OverDrive Help: http://help.overdrive.com/#devices.

Can I print in-house?

Yes. Flyers and posters are sized to print on 8.5×11 or 11×17 paper. Half-sheet flyers, bookmarks and other smaller pieces are provided in a format with multiple items per 8.5×11 sheet. For your convenience, materials with multiple items per sheet include crop marks. Sticker sheets are designed to print 12 2×2 stickers. For optimal printing, we recommend printing stickers on Avery #22806. For all printed materials, keep your settings to print actual size. Additional paper sizes are available in the zip A3 & A4 International Paper Sizes found in the Marketing & Outreach Print-Ready Materials tab, under “Additional Options”.

How can my library add public domain eBooks to our service?

A Simultaneous Use plan consisting of 1,000 or more public domain eBooks from Project Gutenberg can be added to your digital collection at no cost. The Simultaneous Use lending model means that the titles will always be available for users to borrow (no waitlists) on your site. Titles in this plan will be integrated with your purchased titles, and they will never expire. To add the Project Gutenberg plan to your digital collection, visit OverDrive Marketplace and select Simultaneous Use under the Shop drop-down menu.