4.4 Renew your book in 60 seconds

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4.4  Renew your book in 60 seconds

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              1).  How to Renew a book
              2)  The reminder email:  Your book is about to expire
              3)  The reminder email:  Your book has expired
              4.  How long to keep a book
              5)  Please notify Bookshare if the book has a Hold for and your name on it!


1)  How to Renew your book

      If you need more time, you can renew for additional 14-day periods.

      A)  Go to your My Checked Out Books page

           1.  Log in, using the email address you provided when you signed up.

           2.  On the left side of your Task Bar, select Volunteer Home.

           3.  On the left of the Volunteer Home page, under In This Section, select My Checked Out Books.

      B)  Renew your book

           1.  Find the line with the book you wish to Renew.

           2.  In the Action column, click Renew.

           3.  That's it!  The Renew link has disappeared.

4.4 1_Screenshot of MY CHECKED OUT BOOKS with the RENEW link highlighted.


2)  The reminder email:  "Your book is about to expire"

      For each book you have checked out, you'll receive a reminder email between one and two days
      before the 14-day checkout period is over.

      After you receive this email, please either:

      -  Check in  this book if you're finished proofreading but just didn't get a chance to check it in yet.

         or

      -  Renew  this book as soon as you can if you need more time to finish proofreading,

         or

      -  Release  this book so that another proofreader can move the book closer to becoming available
          to the communities that Bookshare serves.


      Because of the time zone you live in, as well as the time zone in which our servers are located,
      the coordination between when you receive the reminder email, and when the Renew link appears,
      may not always line up perfectly.

      In other words, you may receive the reminder email but after logging in, see that the Renew link
      for this book has not appeared yet, so you're not able to Renew.  Please be patient, as the
      link will appear within a day.


      Please also note that the number of days should be counted based on Bookshare's server time
      zone (Central Time).  Therefore, if a book is downloaded or renewed just after midnight local time,
      the count could be off due to it still being the previous day at Bookshare.  To confirm which day
      the book will expire, go to your My Checked Out Books page.


      If this book has a  Hold for  and  your name  on it, then no one else will check it out from the
      Checkout List.


3)  The reminder email:  "Your book has expired"

      If by chance you're not able to renew the book, you'll receive another email letting you know
      that the current checkout period expired for this book, and that the book has been returned
      to the Checkout List.

      If none of the 3 things below happen, the system will automatically return a book to the
      Checkout List:

      A)  you don't Check in the book,

           or

      B)  you don't Renew the book,

           or

      C)  you don't Release the book.


      If this book does NOT have your name and a "Hold for" on it, other volunteers will be free
      to proofread it.


4)  How long to keep a book

      Please hold onto each book for a reasonable amount of time:  perhaps up to a month.

      There is technically no time limit for proofreading.  We ask that you be considerate of the
      community and only hold onto each book for a reasonable amount of time--for perhaps a month.

      If you find yourself unable to complete proofreading a book, please Release it so that another
      person can move this book closer to becoming available to the communities we all serve!


5)  Please notify Bookshare if the book has a "Hold for" and your name on it!

      If the book has a  Hold for  and  your name  on it, no one else will check out this book.  It will remain
      in the Checkout List.


      Please let us know if this is the case so we may remove your name from the book and reassign it.
      THANK YOU FOR THIS!


To the next Section:  4.5 Release a book



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