Delivering holds later when you're not ready for them

When a hold becomes available, you have 72 hours to borrow it. If you're not ready to borrow it, you can have it delivered later.

Delivering the hold later preserves your hold on the title and passes the available copy to the next person in line.

Note: If you don't borrow the title during its 72-hour hold pickup window, it will be automatically scheduled for later delivery. Automatic rescheduling happens once per hold. If you don't act on the available hold a second time, the hold will be canceled.

How to deliver a hold later

  1. Tap Shelf Shelf, in the navigation footer.
  2. Tap holds at the top of the screen.
    Shelf screen with holds highlighted
  3. Tap Deliver Later.
  4. Use the slider to pick a "deliver after" date. After this date, you'll get the next available copy of the title.
  5. Tap Schedule Hold.

Keep in mind that the title may not be available until a couple days or weeks after your chosen "deliver after" date. Its availability depends on the lending periods chosen by those with the title currently borrowed, and if others ahead of you on the wait list also decided to deliver their hold later and are waiting for a copy.