This might help a bit. I organize my shelves into Read, Unread and Free. If I have books eligible for loan that I wish to protect, I archive them and unarchive when I want to use them. Of course when a lend request comes in, you can always check maybe later. It would be helpful to know what Nook you are using since in my case, the library structure if different for my Nook Color. my First Edition and the library section of My Nook on my laptop. This was not intended to be a solution but rather another way to look at your situation. Hope that this helps.