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Home > Readers' Resources > E-Books - Returning Early

How To Return E-books Early

Returning e-books early allows you to check out additional items more quickly and helps others who may be waiting in line for books. All books in the Wichita E-Reads catalog, except for Disney Online Books, may be returned early using the steps below. 

Returning early through Adobe Digital Editions
(non-Kindle e-readers)

You may return e-books early through Adobe Digital Editions software. An e-book must be downloaded before you can return it. 

  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. Select the e-book you want to return.
  5. Click the "Item Options" arrow (in the upper left corner of the selected e-book). 
  6. Select "Return Borrowed Item." 
  7. Click "Return" to confirm that you want to return the title.

Returning early for Kindle users

Kindle users need to access their Amazon accounts to return e-books early. 

  1. On your computer, go to www.amazon.com, and click on "Your Digital Items."
  2. Click on "Manage Your Kindle."
  3. Sign into your account (if necessary).
  4. Select the "Actions" drop-down menu next to the book you want to return. The words "public library" will appear next to any library e-books.
  5. From the menu, select "Return this book." Avoid "Delete from library," as this will delete the book from your Kindle Library, but will not return it!
  6. You will be prompted to confirm your choice. Click "yes" to return the book. Please wait for the screen to refresh automatically: this can take a few seconds.
  7. After you have returned the book, it will still display in your Kindle Library. To remove it from the list, select Actions again and, from the drop-down menu, select "Delete from library." ("Return to library" will no longer be an option once it has been successfully returned.)

Returning early using OverDrive Media Console
for iPhone/iPad v2.3 (or newer)

To return e-books from the "Library" screen:

  1. Swipe across the e-book 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 e-book is returned and deleted.

Returning early using OverDrive Media Console
for Android v2.3 (or newer)

To return e-books from the "Library" screen:

  1. Tap and hold the e-book you want to return. The title menu is displayed.
  2. Tap "Delete" to display the return options.
  3. Tap "Return and Delete." The e-book is returned and deleted.

For more assistance, see the Help section on Wichita E-Reads or contact staff.

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Last update: 12/31/2013
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