Renewing items allows you to extend the original loan period for an item already checked out by you. Overdue items may also be renewed. The overdue fine will be charged to your account and can be settled when you come to the Library. Borrowers can renew their loans in person or online via My Library Record anytime before the due date. The new due date is calculated from the date of renewal. Except for items that are on short loans (e.g. Course Reserve, Journals and laptop etc.) or have been recalled/requested by other library users, all loaned materials can be renewed anytime until the maximum loan period is reached. The new due date is calculated from the date of renewal. Please note once a recalled item is overdue all items under a user’s account will not be able to be renewed until the recalled item is returned.
How to renew an item
Renewal can be done online or in person at the Service Counter. Renewing items online is easy and quick, simply follow the steps below:
- Logon to your "My Library Record" at the Library Homepage;
- Click "LOANS";
- Click "RENEW ALL" to renew all checked out items.
You may also choose to click on “RENEW” button of the item to be renewed (no “RENEW” button will be shown when renewal is not applicable, e.g. recalled, etc.) but as there is no limit on the number of renewals within the maximum loan period, “RENEW ALL” will be a quicker option for you.
For each successful renewal, the word “RENEWED” will appear together with the new due date. In case not all renewals are successful, a message "Only some loans have been successfully renewed" will appear.