6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2014 12:49 PM by dendrobia

    Returning library books early

    Annpeece

      I would like to use my Mac computer OS version 10.5. (not a handheld device) to return library E Pub books early using Adobe Digital Edition. How do I do it?

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Returning library books early
          Frustrated in AZ Level 4

          Your library ebook has a small file attached to it that holds information

          from the publisher and the library.  If you put your cursor on the ebook's

          avatar in ADE Library view, you'll see a small arrow appear.  Clicking on

          that arrow will drop down a menu, and one of the entries 'should' be 'return

          to library' or words to that effect.  When you click on that entry, the

          ebook will be 'returned' to the library.  (What actually happens is that ADE

          sends a message to the library and then deletes the ebook.)

           

          Hope this helps!

           

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          • 2. Re: Returning library books early
            Annpeece Level 1

            Appreciate the response but it doesn't work for me.


            Assuming you are talking about my desktop (and not a handheld device), I just don't know what you mean by an avatar. I can't find anywhere on the library view screen where the arrow you described appears.


            Would you mind trying again?


            Thanks so much!

            • 3. Re: Returning library books early
              Frustrated in AZ Level 4

              The 'avatar' is the picture of the cover of the book or the line of

              description that appears in ADE's Library view.  When you put your cursor on

              this, a box appears around it, and a little arrow (actually something like

              this: >  ) appears in the upper left hand corner of the box.  when you put

              your cursor on this arrow, a note appears that says 'Item Options'.  When

              you click on the arrow, a drop-down box will appear, and the choices will

              include opening the item, deleting the item, item info (publisher rights,

              and other stuff) and return item to library if it's a library book.  Notice

              that ebooks are called 'items'.

               

              Hope this helps!

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              • 4. Re: Returning library books early
                Annpeece Level 1

                Thank you- that was helpful!

                • 5. Re: Returning library books early
                  dendrobia

                  What if there is no Arrow or Little White Triangle (described in another post) on the book thumbnail? when I click on it, only a blue rectangle surrounding the thumbnail and title appears. Working in MacBook Pro (10.6.8) with ADE 2.0

                  • 6. Re: Returning library books early
                    dendrobia Level 1

                    Just found the answer on my the Overdrive site: on a Mac, in the ADE Library: Control-Click on the book icon in the upper left and the menu for returns and other options appears. For me control-click did not work highlighting the book icon on the right.