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[West 40th Street - St. Raphael, "Books returned here".], Digital ID 1253131, New York Public Library[West 40th Street - St. Raphael, "Books returned here".], Digital ID 1253131, New York Public LibraryWhen you check out an ebook from the library, you get to keep it for the full loan period (7, 14 or 21 days) before the file is no longer accessible to you.

Which means you will never get an overdue fee!

But there may be times when you want to return a book early once you finish it, decide you don't like it, or want to make room to check out more books — and that way the next person in line for it will have access that much sooner. Think of it as being a good digital neighbor.

What you need to do to return depends on the device you are using and sometimes the type of file.

Note: If you have completed the check out process for an ebook or MP3 audiobook but have not successfully downloaded to a device, you will not be able to return it immediately. Contact eNYPL Support to remove the item from your account.

How to Return Kindle Books

Returning a Kindle bookReturning a Kindle bookGo to amazon.com/manageyourkindle and on the Actions... button next to the title select Return this book. See step by step instructions from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

You'll receive an email from Amazon reminding that you returned the library eBook, and it will be removed from your device(s).

To manually remove the title from your Kindle, click on the Home button. Underline the title you want to remove with your 5-way controller. Move the controller to the left and select remove from device. For Kindle Fire, tap and hold down on the book cover to get the option to remove from device. For Kindle apps, tap and hold down on the book cover to get the option to remove from device.

How to Return Nook and Kobo Books

Returning from Adobe Digital EditionsReturning from Adobe Digital EditionsOpen Adobe Digital Editions on the computer where you downloaded the eBook. Click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click on the triangle in the upper left corner of the book cover. Select Return Borrowed Item on the list of options. A dialogue box will pop up. Click Return. The ebook will disappear from your bookshelf in Adobe Digital Editions.

To delete the items from your Nook or Kobo reader, connect it to your computer with the USB cable. Click on its icon in the left sidebar. Click on the triangle in the upper left corner of the book cover and choose Delete. You also may want to delete any expired books in your library the same way so that the interface is less cluttered.Deleting expired titles from ADEDeleting expired titles from ADE

How to Return Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) Books

From your home screen, tap Books. Go to Menu > Return Books. (The menu button has four horizontal lines.) Tap the eBook(s) you'd like to return, then tap Done. If you'd like to delete an eBook without returning it (so you can download it later), you can do so by tapping Delete Books instead of Return Books.

How to Return iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Books and MP3 Audio

Returning on iPhoneReturning on iPhoneFrom the bookshelf, tap the (+) button next to the title that you want to return or delete. Tap Delete to display the return options. Tap Return then Delete to return the title back to the library. Selecting Delete only will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out.

How to remove files from iTunes (audio you've transferred to your iPod).

How to Return Android Phone and Tablet Books

Open the OverDrive Media Console app. Go to the bookshelf. Tap (+) next to the book you want to return. Tap Return/Delete. Tap Return then Delete.

How to Return BlackBerry Books

With the title selected that you want to return, select Menu > Return / Delete to display the return options. Tap Return then Delete to return the title back to the library. Selecting Delete only will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out.

How to Return Windows 7 Phone Books

On the library screen, tap and hold the title you want to return. Tap return / delete to display the return options. Tap return then delete to return the title back to the library. Selecting delete only will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out.

How to Return Adobe Digital Editions Books

Click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click on the triangle in the upper left corner of the book cover. Select Return Borrowed Item on the list of options. A dialogue box will pop up. Click Return. The ebook will disappear from your bookshelf in Adobe Digital Editions.

How to Return OverDrive Media Console MP3 Audio (Windows only)

Only MP3 audiobooks downloaded after you install the OverDrive Media Console for Windows v3.2.2.0 update will have the return option.

Select the title you would like to return in OMC. You can select more than one audiobook by holding down Ctrl and clicking on each title. Click the Delete button to display the return and delete options. Click Return/Delete to both return the MP3 audiobook and delete it from your computer. If you click Delete instead, the title will be removed from your computer, but not returned to the library.

WMA audio, music and videos cannot be returned early. You can delete the files from your computer at any time, but they will still be considered "checked out" to you for the entire check out period.

More information is available at help.overdrive.com.

How to Return 3M Cloud Library Books

In the app, tap on My Books. Tap on the red button labeled Check In. Tap the "x" on the corner of the book you'd like to check in.

From the web: Log in into your account. Go to My Books tab. It should take you to Currently Reading; if not, click on that subtab. Click on Check In. The book is returned.

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Return iPhone, iPad and iPod

Return iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Books instructions do not work!

Return ebook on ipad

Found that I was able to return am ordinary ePub ebook for my ipad early. Instructions said this was not possible. When I deleted the ebook from my overdrive reader , I was asked if I would also like to return the book. Very easy process.

Useful post, well-written.

Useful post, well-written. Thanks.

return ebook Adobe Digital Windows 8.1

was unable to return using instructions. Figured out if I chose "Books Borrowed from the left-hand column, it brought up the book I borrowed. I needed to change the view to "List View" in the upper right-hand corner. Then if I right-clicked on the image of the book (middle of screen, not left-hand side image), it gave me the "Return" option. It then says "Are you sure you want to return? If you choose return, ALL your books will be returned." I actually paused for a moment, as I had regular, non-ebooks still out. Then I laughed at myself - the internet is not THAT magical. : ) Hope this helps someone!

How to return ebooks early

Directions above do not work but these do (thanks Nora from NYPL chat): From PC or Mac:1. Login into account via: http://ebook.3m.com/library/nypl/ 2. Go to MY BOOKS tab 3. It should take you to Currently Reading if not you may click on that sub-tab 4. Click on CHECK-IN 5. The book is returned. For Android device to return material with Overdrive media Console, http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1482571

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