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Most items that you borrow can be renewed two or three times as long as there are sufficient copies available.

Each renewal extends the due date by the same length of time as you originally borrowed the item for, e.g. an additional 21 days for most books, an additional 7 days for most DVDs. See the complete list of loan periods.

Number of renewals you are allowed for each item
Item Number of times you can renew Longest you can keep the item
Books 3 12 weeks
Best Bets 2 9 weeks
DVDs and Videos 2 3 weeks
DVD TV Series 2 6 weeks
New release Feature DVDs 0 1 week
Language Learning DVDs and Videos (including Literacy) 2 9 weeks
CDs 3 12 weeks
Periodicals or magazines 2 3 weeks
CD-ROMs 3 12 weeks
Music scores 2 9 weeks
Musical instruments 2 9 weeks
Picture collections 3 12 weeks
Digital Equipment Based on availability

The renewal period starts on the day you renew an item, not the original date the item was due. We recommend that you not wait until the last minute before trying to renew an item in case it can't be renewed for any reason. You are still responsible for any late fees if an item cannot be renewed and is returned late.

How to renew items


  1. Sign in to Your Account.
  2. Select the Checkouts section.
  3. If you would like to renew just one item, select Renew to the right (you do not have to check the box on the left).
  4. If you would like to renew multiple items, check the boxes beside each one and select Renew Checkouts at the top of the list.

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Why you may not be able to renew an item

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