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Our services: Borrow from us: Renew

From borrowing to returning, loan periods to details of charges for late returns - this guide has all the information you need about borrowing from us.

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Renewing items  

You are able to renew books online through your library account

You can continue to renew your items, provided they have not been reserved by another user. As of Monday 4 October 2021, we will be reinstating reservations allowing you to reserve an item that is already out on loan. 

Fines are charged on overdue reserved items. If your loan has been reserved and you are in the UK you can return it to using our book drop, self service returns machines or via our free postal service. Find out more on our Returns guide


How to renew an item

  • Access Your Library Account - you can do this from the 'Go To' menu from the Library homepage. Alternatively, from the Catalogue homepage, select 'View your record and renew loans' in the right-hand column.

  • At the login page log in your using your CIS username and password. Non-University members need to enter your Campus card barcode number - do not enter the letters A or B at either end of the number. 

  • The next page displays your checked out items. You can either select 'Renew All' or you can mark the checkboxes under the renew column to the left of the items to be renewed. Then choose the 'Renew Selected' button. 

  • The word 'Renewed' will be displayed next to those you have successfully renewed.  

If you see the phrase 'Renew not allowed' this may be due to one of the following reasons: 

  • The item may have been reserved by another user 

  • There may be a problem with your library record e.g. you may have fines of £10 or more. 

If there is a problem with renewing your items, please contact our Virtual Enquiry Desk.