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How can I renew my books?

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Most loanable items renew automatically, and you only have to return books that someone else has reserved. You will receive automatic emails from the Library letting you know which items have been renewed and which items you need to return.

Books will automatically renew up to 18 times, as long as no one else has reserved them.  When you reach 18 renewals you will need to bring the book back to the Library to have it re-issued, if you want to continue to use it.

You can also renew your books online via the ‚Äč 'My Account' function on the Library Catalogue 

Please note that if a renewal has been unsuccessful this might be because:

· The item has been reserved by another borrower

· You have reached your renewal limit

If you experience any problems when renewing your books please contact the Library on 020 8392 3770 or email Please quote your library barcode number.