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Circulation Loan Periods

Auto Renewal

What is auto renewal?

Eligible physical library items will auto-renew one (1) day before the due date. The new due date will be based on the date of renewal and the loan period for that item (ex. a book due January 3rd would be renewed on January 2nd and have a new due date of January 16th). This service will automatically renew checked out books, DVDs and CDs, up to three times.

How will I know if my items are eligible for renewal?

Users who have elected to receive notices via email will get a courtesy notice to let them know the item(s) has successfully renewed.

What happens if my items are not eligible for renewal?

If an item does not auto-renew, users with SMS text or email library notices will receive a courtesy notice that the item did not renew and is due the next day. Items not eligible for renewal will retain their original due date.

Items will not auto-renew if:
  • The item does not allow renewals (i.e. Express items)
  • The item has a hold (another patron is waiting for it)
  • The item has reached its renewal limit (3 renewals)
  • Your card is expired
  • An overdue notice has been sent for one or more items currently checked out on your account
  • They are digital items, such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMovies, eMusic, etc.
  • They are Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items

Do I lose days on the auto-renewal?

No. The due date advances the appropriate amount based on the material type and the original due date.