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eBook Central: How to Return eBooks

Return Your Kindle Books

If you're finished with the loaned book and wish to return it, you can do so from the Your Kindle Library section of Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com

Here's how:

Find the loaned title on your list of items.

Locate the Actions pull down menu at the end of the line.

Choose Return this Book from the menu.  A Return Loan Confirmation box will pop up asking whether or not you really want to return the book to the library.

Note: USB transferred Kindle titles cannot be returned early.

Return eBooks on Your Overdrive Smartphone App

You can also return MP3 audiobooks downloaded on your app using the same procedure.

On Android…

  1. On the Library screen, tap and hold the eBook you want to return.
    The title menu is displayed.
  2. Tap 'Delete' to display the return options.
  3. Tap 'Return and Delete'.
    The eBook is returned and deleted.

On BlackBerry…

  1. Select the eBook you want to delete.
  2. Select Menu > Delete to display the return options.
  3. Select 'Return and Delete'.
    The title is returned and deleted.

On iPhone/iPad…

  1. On the Library screen, swipe across the eBook you want to delete.
    A 'Delete' button is displayed next to the title.
  2. Tap 'Delete' to display the return options.
  3. Tap 'Return and Delete'.
    The eBook is returned and deleted.

On Windows Phone 7…

  1. On the Library screen, swipe across the eBook you want to delete.
    A 'Delete' button is displayed next to the title.
  2. Tap 'Delete' to display the return options.
  3. Tap 'Return and Delete'.
    The eBook is returned and deleted.
  4. Tap and hold a title to show the context menu.
  5. Select 'delete' to display the return options if the selected title is not expired.
  6. Select 'return and delete'.
    The title is returned and deleted.

Return eBooks Through Adobe Digital Editions

If you have a reader such as the Nook or Sony reader and you used Adobe Digital Editions to transfer the book to your ereader, then you will also use Adobe Digital Editions to return the title.

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Select the 'Library View' icon (in the upper left corner).
    The Adobe Digital Editions library is displayed.
  3. Under the 'Bookshelves' heading, select 'Borrowed'.
  4. Click the eBook you want to return.
  5. Click the 'Item Options' arrow (in the upper left corner of the selected eBook).
  6. Select 'Return Borrowed Item'.
  7. Click 'Return' to verify that you want to return the eBook.
    The eBook is returned.