Renewing Library Materials

Although the Libraries sends courtesy email reminders, it is the borrower's responsibility to keep track of due dates and to renew on time. Items eligible for semester renewal may be renewed well in advance of their due date.

Borrowers with items checked out for a seven-day loan period or longer may renew those items in person or online, according to the following guidelines:

In-person renewal:    Most library materials are eligible for in-person renewal at most University of Texas Libraries circulation desks  Some materials, for example reserve and audio-visual materials, may be renewed only at the circulation desk from which they were checked out.

Online renewal:  Most library materials may be renewed online using My Library Account.

Please be aware that in the following circumstances, online renewal is prevented:

  •  borrower's checkout privileges are blocked
  •  another borrower has placed a hold or recall on the item
  •  the item has a special status or a loan period shorter than 7 days

Please note that library fines accrued due to a borrower's inability to renew online are the responsibility of the borrower. 

Borrowers may want to attempt online renewal one or two days before the due date so that if online renewal is unsuccessful, there is time to renew those items in person or to return them by the due date.