Permission required: Curate
The Lucky Day feature (under Curate > Lucky Day) lets you turn off holds and renewals for designated copies of your titles, then promote them by creating Lucky Day-specific collections. This way, your users can have immediate access to in-demand titles.
You can also set optional Lucky Day lending policies to further improve the availability of these titles.
Note: Lucky Day is only available for public libraries.
How it works
To get started, you'll need to add titles to Lucky Day.
- Go to Curate > Lucky Day.
- Click Add new titles.
- Use the pop-up to search for titles in your collection.
Note: All titles in your collection must have at least one non-Lucky Day copy (to make sure holds are fulfilled), so you won't see titles with only one owned copy in your search results. You also won't be able to designate 100% of a title's copies for Lucky Day.
- Check the box next to any titles you'd like to add to Lucky Day, then select Add selected title(s).
From there, you can designate Lucky Day copies of those titles based on number or ratio.
Note: You can also select next to a title to add it to Lucky Day with 1 designated copy.
Once you've added titles to Lucky Day, you need to return to the Manage titles section to set your changes live.
Before setting your changes live, you can review your Lucky Day titles and designated copies. The number of designated copies for each title appears on the right side of the grid.
You can edit the number of copies for individual titles right in that field. Or, you can edit the number of copies for multiple titles by checking the box next to each title, then selecting Edit copies for selected title(s).
Once you're ready, select Set changes live to update the Lucky Day titles on your OverDrive website and Libby. Your updates will generally appear within a few hours.
Once you've added titles to Lucky Day and set them live, you can create curated and automated Lucky Day collections under Curate > Lucky Day > Curate Lucky Day collections.
These collections will only show titles with available Lucky Day copies. Once the collection doesn't have any titles with available Lucky Day copies, it will disappear from the website or app.