eBooks & Downloads (Lending Policies)

General information

The library makes available downloadable content through:

Please visit these collections directly to checkout, return or place your hold.

Checking out

OverDrive Checkout up to 10 titles at a time.
Cloud Library Checkout up to 10 titles at a time.
RBdigital Audiobooks Checkout up to 10 titles at a time.
Freegal Music Download up to 5 songs per week.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) Unlimited access to the entire collection.

You can check out up to 10 titles for each collection.

Lending periods

OverDrive 7, 14, or 21 days
OverDrive Video 3, 5, or 7 days. The default lending period is set to 5 days. Please note, some videos have extra permissions (digital rights) that are set by the publisher. This may include videos that will expire from your library account after a set amount of time (like 48 hours), even if there are extra days left in your lending period. You can view a video's permissions from its details page by opening the Details tab.
Cloud Library 21 days
RBdigital Audiobooks 1-21 days
Freegal Music none, free for you to keep
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) unlimited

Returning

OverDrive Titles can be returned before they expire. 
Cloud Library Titles can be returned before they expire.
RBdigital Audiobooks You can return a title before the expiration date from within the OneClickdigital Media Manager. Simply click on the button that says Return Now for the title in question under the Checked Out tab.
Freegal Music none, free for you to keep

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

You can unsubscribe from a title at any time. There's no expiration date.

Renewing

OverDrive You can renew a borrowed title if no other users are on hold for that title. The renew options become available on a user's Bookshelf three days before the title is scheduled to expire. Users may renew a title one time.
Cloud Library Titles cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again after they expire.
RBdigital Audiobooks
  • Users can renew titles prior to their expiration date up to two times.
  • You have the option to change your settings to be notified 48 hours in advance of the title expiring.
  • If the title is a single access title and there is a hold on it for another patron, you would not be able to renew a title.
  • To renew a title...
    • Login to your account.
    • Go to the Title Details page under the Checked Out tab.
    • Click the Extend button.
    • You can also extend your check out period for a title by clicking the Extend button for that title in the OneClickdigital Media Manager.
Freegal Music You can download the same song 2 additional times within 2 weeks of your original download through the Recent Downloads tab.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) You can read a title as many times as you wish. There are no restrictions.

Holds

OverDrive Up to 12 titles can be placed on hold at one time for each collection. We'll send you an email when a title becomes available.
Cloud Library Up to 12 titles can be placed on hold at one time for each collection. To receive an email notification when a title becomes available, turn on email notification from the Settings page. 
RBdigital Audiobooks Up to 10 titles can be placed on hold at one time for each collection. We'll send you an email when a title becomes available.
Freegal Music No holds allowed. The download counter resets each week on Sunday at 9:00 PM (Pacific Time).
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) No holds necessary. Access any available title instantly without any restrictions.

Canceling a hold

OverDrive
  • Login to your account.
  • Click the Account icon displayed at the top of the page.
  • Click the Holds link.
  • Click a title's Remove link to cancel the hold.
Cloud Library
  • Login to your account.
  • Click on My Books
  • Click on Show All
  • Click on Remove from Hold List button next to the title you wish to delete.
RBdigital Audiobooks
  • Login to your account.
  • Click the My Collections tab.
  • Click the Holds tab.
  • Click the link that says Remove next to the title information.
Freegal Music Once you click the "download now" button, it can't be reversed. It will count towards your download limit even if you cancel or choose "play" instead of "download." To avoid this, please use the song clips to ensure you are downloading a song you want in your music library. We cannot credit a download.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) You can unsubscribe from a title at any time. 

 

Replacement cards (for OverDrive only)

If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your OverDrive checkouts and holds to your new account, please contact support. Be sure to include your new library card number, your old library card number, and your email address.