Renew Your Materials

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Learn which items can be renewed as well as special rules that may apply.
The due date for ALL items currently checked out has been extended to May 6, 2020. Please do not return physical items at this time. - 03/18/20 4:00PM

If you have not finished using an item within the normal checkout period, you can often renew an item online or in person. Not all items are eligible for renewal, and some special rules apply depending on the type of item borrowed.

Eligibility

Most items borrowed from the libraries are eligible for renewal if:

  • Requestor (your) record is current.
  • Requestor is not blocked.
  • Items are regular circulating materials.
  • Items are not on recall or hold for someone else.
  • The maximum number of renewals has not been exceeded.

Most Media items may be renewed one time if:

  • The item is not on hold for another patron.
  • The item is not booked for classroom use.
  • The item is not overdue.

Music Audio materials may be renewed one time.

Materials on Interlibrary Loan

  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.
  • A one time renewal period (generally of two weeks) may be granted.
  • Items must not be overdue.
  • Please see the Interlibrary Loan Policy for complete details.

Non-Eligible Items

  • Media Library Equipment (portable DVD player, video game consoles and accessories) is not eligible for renewal.
  • Materials on Reserve.
  • Non-circulating items for which a circulation exception was made (typically bound or current periodicals).
  • Laptops.

How-To Renew

Regular Circulating Library Materials:

  • In Person: Bring the item(s) to one of the Library Services desks with your current, valid ID card.
  • Online: Use the renewal function of the UNT Library Catalog. (Tutorial)
  • Other Renewal Methods: There are no telephone or e-mail renewals for regular circulating items.
  • Questions: Inquire at the Access Services Desk, call (940) 565-2413, or e-mail Access Services.

Media Library Materials:

  • In Person: Bring the items to the Media Library service desk with your current, valid ID card.
  • Online: Use the renewal function of the UNT Library Catalog. (Tutorial)
  • By Phone: Call (940) 565-2480 during normal business hours.
  • E-mail: medialibrary@unt.edu.

Music Audio Recordings:

  • In Person: Bring the item(s) to the Music Library Service Desk with your current, valid ID card.
  • Online: Use the renewal function of the UNT Library Catalog. (Tutorial)
  • Other Renewal Methods: There are no telephone or e-mail renewals for regular circulating items.
  • Questions: Inquire at the Music Library Services Desk.

Interlibrary Loan Materials:

More Information

  • Avoiding Fines: When self-renewing, it is important that you check carefully to be sure your items are truly renewed; you are responsible for any fines that accrue as a result of not returning items on time if you have not followed the renewal process properly. If you are unable to renew an item for any reason, you should return it by the due date to avoid fines.
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