Answered By: Ask-a-Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017     Views: 117

OverDrive tells us that there is a slight delay after a title is checked out before it displays as unavailable.  Similarly, when a title is returned, there will be a slight delay before it displays as available again.  The delay should be less than 10 minutes.

So when you see an unavailable title display on the Available Now lists, you are seeing a title that was snapped up by someone just a few minutes ago!