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How do I return an e-book? Can I return an e-book early?

When the checkout period for an e-book expires, the book is automatically returned to the Library collection. You may have to manually delete the book from your computer, e-reader, or mobile device.

Some e-books can be returned early.

In Adobe Digital Editions, you’ll have the option to "Return Borrowed Item" when you right-click on the title while in Shelf View.

To return Blio books from Axis 360 early, launch the Blio app, sign in, and hard press (hold your finger) on the title you wish to return. Select "OK" to return the book (iOS) or select "Return" from the menu (Android). If you accidentally open the book, close it and try again.

In the OverDrive app, you may have the option to return an e-book early and can tap "Return Item."

For your Kindle, you can return a public library book from the Manage Your Kindle page in Amazon.

  1. From your Amazon account, go to 'Manage Your Kindle.'
  2. Move your mouse over the 'Actions...' button next to the public library book you want to return.
  3. Select 'Return this book.'
  4. When prompted "Are you sure you want to return this Library Loan Ebook?" select 'Yes.' The title is returned.

Please note, the OverDrive Kindle Book will remain on your Kindle until you next sync your Kindle with your Amazon account. The OverDrive Kindle Book will remain in your list of titles in 'Manage Your Kindle' unless you select the 'Actions...' option to Delete the title.

Watch a video to learn more about returning e-books early!

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