eBooks & Downloads (Lending Policies)


General | Checking Out | Lending Periods | Returning | Renewing | Holds | Canceling Holds | Replacement Cards

 

General information

The library makes available downloadable content through:

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

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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 or 2 music videos per week.
RBdigital Magazines Unlimited access to the entire collection.
Odilo Checkout up to 10 titles at a time.
HyRead Checkout up to 10 titles at a time.
ComicsPlus Unlimited access to the entire collection.
Flipster Unlimited access to the entire collection.
Kanopy Stream up to 10 movies per month.

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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 Unlimited
Odilo 21 days
HyRead 7 days for magazines, 21 days for eBooks
ComicsPlus 7 days
Flipster Select titles will expire in 2 days (weekly title) or 7 days (monthly title).
Kanopy 3 days of unlimited play.

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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 My Titles tab.  You can also return from within the browser at www.sccl.org/rbdigital_audiobooks.  Just log in and click on the hamburger.png and choose Checked Out.  Click on the cover of the audiobook you want to return, and then click on the Return button.
Freegal Music None, free for you to keep

RBdigital Magazines

You can unsubscribe from a title at any time. There's no expiration date.
Odilo Titles can be returned before they expire.
HyRead Titles can be returned before they expire.
ComicsPlus Titles expire automatically.
Flipster Select titles expire automatically.
Kanopy Titles expire automatically.

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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...
    • Click on the "hamburger" icon hamburger-(1).png in the top-left corner of the page
    • Click on “Check Out.”
    • Click on the date shown under the name of the title you wish to renew.
    • You can also renew a title by selecting the “Renew” button on the title details page.
      Please keep in mind that the renew time will not be added to the checkout time. We recommend renewing the title the day before the title expires to ensure that you are given extra time to listen to the title
Freegal Music You can download the same title 2 additional times within 2 weeks of your original download through the Recent Downloads tab.
RBdigital Magazines You can read a title as many times as you wish. There are no restrictions.
Odilo Titles cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again after they expire.
HyRead You can renew a borrowed title 2 additional times if no other users are on hold for that title. To renew, click on My Bookshelf, choose the item you want to renew, and tap the Borrow Again button.
ComicsPlus You can download the same title again. There is no waiting and no holds.
Flipster You can download the same title again. There is no waiting and no holds.
Kanopy  You can watch the same title again. There is no waiting an no holds. Another play credit will be used if user presses play again.

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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.
Odilo 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.
HyRead 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.
ComicsPlus No holds necessary.  Access any available title instantly without restrictions.

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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.
  • To cancel a hold:
    • Click on the "hamburger" icon hamburger-(1).png in the top-left corner of the page
    • Click on the Holds link.
    • Now click on the X button found above the cover image of the item you want to cancel, and a confirmation message will ask you to confirm your hold removal.
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 You can unsubscribe from a title at any time. 
Odilo
  • Login to your account.
  • Click on My Account and then Holds.
  • Click on the Delete button next to the item you want to cancel.
HyRead
  • Login to your account.
  • Click on Bookshelf and then Reservations.
  • Click on the Cancel button for the item you want to cancel.
ComicsPlus
  • ComicsPlus has unlimited access.  There are no holds.
Flipster Unlimited access. There are no holds.
Kanopy Once you press play on a film and the film is fully loaded, you will incur a play credit. This cannot be reversed.

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Replacement cards

If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your Cloud Library, HyRead, or 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.

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