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Your library may offer a renew feature, which allows you to place advance holds on titles that you currently have checked out. Renewing a title puts you in line to borrow it again once your first checkout expires.

The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire and appears next to the title on your Bookshelf under your library Account. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you've borrowed.

How to renew

  1. Log into your Account on your library's digital collection website.
  2. On your library Bookshelf, select the Renew icon next to the title you'd like to renew.
    Note: This option does not appear until three days before the title is supposed to expire.
  3. If there are no existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be green, like in the example below. In this case, you can use the renew feature to hold a copy of the title for you, so that you can borrow it again immediately once your first checkout expires.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with no existing holds
    If there are existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be grayed out, like in the example below. In this case, you can still use the renew feature to reserve a spot on the title's holds list so that you can borrow it again as soon as it's available.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with existing holds
  4. Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form, then select the Renew button. If you would like the renewed title to be automatically added to your library Bookshelf as soon as it's available (instead of being held for you on your Holds page), make sure that "Automatically borrow this title at the time of renewal" is selected.
    Screenshot of the renewal form

Once you renew a title, its Renew icon on your library Bookshelf will have a checkmark next to it.
Screenshot of the renew icon once a title has already been renewed

You can also track which titles you've scheduled to renew from your Holds page.

As soon as your first checkout expires and the title is available for you again, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to access the title. You'll either be instructed to find the renewed title on your Bookshelf (if you had the title automatically borrowed for you at the time of renewal) or borrow the title from your Holds page.

Please note that renewing a title does not mean that it is automatically re-downloaded to your computer or device. If you would like to re-download your renewed title, you will have to return to your library Bookshelf and select a Download format.

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2014 09:42AM EDT

How to renew digital titles

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Your library may offer a renew feature, which allows you to place advance holds on titles that you currently have checked out. Renewing a title puts you in line to borrow it again once your first checkout expires.

The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire and appears next to the title on your Bookshelf under your library Account. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you've borrowed.

How to renew

  1. Log into your Account on your library's digital collection website.
  2. On your library Bookshelf, select the Renew icon next to the title you'd like to renew.
    Note: This option does not appear until three days before the title is supposed to expire.
  3. If there are no existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be green, like in the example below. In this case, you can use the renew feature to hold a copy of the title for you, so that you can borrow it again immediately once your first checkout expires.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with no existing holds
    If there are existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be grayed out, like in the example below. In this case, you can still use the renew feature to reserve a spot on the title's holds list so that you can borrow it again as soon as it's available.
    Screenshot of the renew icon for a title with existing holds
  4. Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form, then select the Renew button. If you would like the renewed title to be automatically added to your library Bookshelf as soon as it's available (instead of being held for you on your Holds page), make sure that "Automatically borrow this title at the time of renewal" is selected.
    Screenshot of the renewal form

Once you renew a title, its Renew icon on your library Bookshelf will have a checkmark next to it.
Screenshot of the renew icon once a title has already been renewed

You can also track which titles you've scheduled to renew from your Holds page.

As soon as your first checkout expires and the title is available for you again, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to access the title. You'll either be instructed to find the renewed title on your Bookshelf (if you had the title automatically borrowed for you at the time of renewal) or borrow the title from your Holds page.

Please note that renewing a title does not mean that it is automatically re-downloaded to your computer or device. If you would like to re-download your renewed title, you will have to return to your library Bookshelf and select a Download format.

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