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Renewing Borrowed Materials

How to renew books:

If you have a PennKey:
  1. Go to the Libraries' Home Page.
  2. Look for the "Library Account/Renew Books" section on the right hand side of the page.
  3. Click the "login" link.
  4. Enter your PennKey and password as prompted and click the "Authenticate" button.
  5. Click on the "renew/see details" link that will now appear in the "Library Account/Renew Books"section. You will need to log in again.
  6. Click on the "Checked out" tab.
  7. Click on the boxes for items you wish to renew.
  8. Click the "Renew selected" or the "Renew all" button.
  9. For each item checked, you will see a renewal response in the right-hand column, with either a new due date or a message that the item could not be renewed.
  10. If you are at a public computer, exit the browser in order to protect the confidentiality of your record.
Without a PennKey:
  1. In Classic Franklin, go to My Account.
  2. Log on, entering your Penn Library ID and last name as prompted.
  3. Click on the boxes for items you wish to renew on the Charged Items display.
  4. Click the "renew items" button.
  5. For each item checked, you will see a renewal response in the right-hand column, with either a new due date or a message that the item could not be renewed.
  6. If you are at a public computer, exit the browser in order to protect the confidentiality of your record.

Tips:

  • Verify the results of your renewal request by noting the new due date listed in the right hand column of your account screen.
  • The renewal option will not appear if your record is blocked for any reason, including fines, overdue recalls, or exceeding the charged items limit. Please contact the appropriate library for assistance.
  • Return items that could not be renewed to the library as soon as possible.
  • If you are renewing a large number of books online, select only 20 at a time, so that your request will not be rejected by the system due to being timed out.
  • Faculty and Term-loan borrowers should not renew books prior to one month before the due date.
  • If you bring renewed books into the library, you must take them to the Circulation Desk to have them stamped with the new due date in order to take them back out of the building.

Renewal limits:

  • Books that are long overdue (1 or more months) are considered lost and may not be renewed.
  • Books that have been recalled for another user may not be renewed.
  • Reserve materials may not be renewed online.
  • Bestsellers (Van Pelt Library) may not be renewed.
  • Videos may not be renewed.
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