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Changes to hold options in Wisconsin's Digital Library

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March 12, 2020

Wisconsin's Digital Library (WDL) is always working to improve your digital library experience, and this occasionally includes adding or changing features.

Starting in March, when a digital library hold becomes available for you, you can borrow it immediately (within three days) or have it delivered later

The "deliver later" option keeps you at the front of the wait list but passes that copy of the title to the next person in line.

This feature gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it's most convenient for you. 

Also, to make the "deliver later" option possible, the "auto-checkout" option for holds has been removed. 

If you need assistance with Wisconsin's Digital Library and the OverDrive or Libby apps, please contact us or schedule a Tech Time appointment!

For more information about Wisconsin's Digital Library, visit


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