The Ohio Digital Library (ODL) has recently added the eBook catalog from publisher Simon & Schuster, whose catalog includes authors such as Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Mary Higgins Clark, David McCullough, and Jodi Picoult. One of the requirements of the publisher was that the ODL include the ability for patrons to purchase the book as well as check it out. So you will now see a green "Buy-It-Now" button with each title, with links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.
Another new feature is the ability to renew eBooks that you have checked out. The "renew" icon will appear three days before your title expires and will appear near the title in your Bookshelf under your account. If there are no existing holds on the title you want to renew, the "renew" icon will be green; if there are existing holds on the title, the icon will be grayed out. If you are able to renew, you will be able to borrow the title again immediately after your first checkout expires. You will only be able to renew once. If you cannot renew because there are existing holds, you will be placed on the holds list and will be able to borrow it again as soon as it is available.