Monday, October 22, 2012

Excess Activity Error

Use caution when returning titles to the collection! Returning too many titles too quickly can result in an "Excessive Activity" error on your OverDrive account. (Formally, the 710 Early Return Error.) This is typically caused by "browsing" the collection by checking out a book, reading a chapter, deciding that you don't want to read the book, returning the book, and checking out more books -- time after time. Instead of checking out a title to read the first chapter, look to see if the title includes a sample icon to read a little online. (If there is no sample available from OverDrive, check your local library catalog or an online bookseller for a sample, or read reviews from NoveList or Goodreads.)