How do I return/delete books on RNIB Overdrive?

There are different ways to delete or return downloaded audiobooks on Overdrive using different devices.

You can return a book at any time, and as soon as you do, you can borrow another one. You can borrow six at any one time. Books will automatically get returned at the end of their expiry date once the 14 or 21 days are up. If you would like to manually return or delete an audiobook, please see instructions for the various devices below:

Mac users (Apple mac laptop or desktop):

Audiobooks cannot be manually returned before the expiry date. The audiobooks will expire automatically once the 14 days or 21 days are up depending on what borrowing period you have set. If you would like to return the audiobook before expiry, please contact the Overdrive team.

Android smartphone users who are not using a screen reader:

You will need to go into the main menu, bookshelf and then hold one finger down on the books cover image until an option shows on the screen saying 'Return to library'. Select 'Return to library' to delete/return the audiobook. 

Android smartphone users who are using a screen reader (Talkback):

You will need to go into the bookshelf and double tap the book title cover image or title name with one finger until a sound is made to signify the options have come up. Then on the second tap, hold down and the 'Return to library' option will appear. 

iOS (iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone) users who are not using a screen reader:

You will need to go into the Main Menu, then Bookshelf and hold one finger down on the books cover image until an option shows on the screen saying 'Return to library'. You will then need to select 'Return to library'.

iOS users who are using a screen reader (VoiceOver):

You will need to go into the bookshelf, select the edit button and then 'Return title'. However, when in edit mode, the title of the book is not displayed and instead there is only a cover image. So, it may be difficult to know which return title button refers to which book if you have more than one title in your bookshelf. Once you have returned a title, click 'done' on the top right hand corner. 

Windows PC/laptop users:

You will need to ensure the cursor or focus is on the book and press the delete key on the keyboard. Mouse users can also right click on the book and select 'delete'. You will then get a message asking if you are sure that you want to delete the book. From this message, you will need to select 'return/delete'. 

 

If however you have just borrowed a book and not downloaded it yet, you can delete/return the title within the 'Library account' and then 'settings'. 

All of the above details all also provided in our User Guide which we’ll send you along with your log in details. 

If you have any issues with returning books or would like any more information, contact RNIB Overdrive overdrive@rnib.org.uk

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