Libraries - renewing and extending library items

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Libraries - renewing and extending library items

You can renew most items up to four times.  If an item you wish to renew has been reserved by someone else you will not be able to renew it.

Please note: all membership cards have a two year expiry date and you will not be able to renew your items if the loan date exceeds the expiry date of your card.  If your card expires please contact your local library.  We will then check that all your details are still correct and extend your membership for another two years.


Renew online

To renew your library books online you need to log in to My Library with your library card number and a PIN (Personal Identification Number).

You can obtain a PIN by visiting one of our libraries or you can recover it online if you have already registered your email address with us.

You can now renew items you have on loan from the Library over the internet using the library catalogue.

What's the website address?

The address is www.lbhf.gov.uk/librarycatalogue

You will need to log into "My Account" in order to renew your items.

How does it work?

Click the "My Account" link from the top banner and enter your membership details in the login window.

After logging in your account details will be displayed and any overdues will be highlighted along with an overview of your account.

Choose the "Checkouts" tab. You will see a list of items you currently have on loan that are available for renewal.

Renewing all your items

To renew all items: at the top of the list select the "Renew All" option then click the "Renew" button.

Renewing individual items

You can renew one or two items: click the box next to the items you want to renew, then click the "Renew" button.

When you have renewed the items you will see the following screen:

You will be able to see your account overview:

Renew by phone

Phone - our phone service is currently unavailable whilst we update our systems. We expect the phone line to be operational again by June 10. We will publish the new number here when it is available.


Renew by post or in person

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You will need to quote your membership number or item number(s). A charge is made for any item returned or renewed after the date due back. CD, DVD, video and language course renewals are charged at first issue rate. Remember all items may be returned to any Hammersmith & Fulham Library.  

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Page last updated: 02/07/2014