Renewing and extending library items

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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 three 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.

» Visit the catalogue here to renew your books

Renewing online: a step-by-step guide

To renew your library books online you need to log in to your library account 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

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 "Select All" option then click the "Renew" button.

Renewing individual items

You can renew one or two items rather than all if you prefer: tick 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

24 hour telephone service:  020 7361 3610 - please have your library membership number and PIN to hand if you wish to renew or reserve items or check your account.

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, Kensington & Chelsea, or Westminster Library.   
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Page last updated: 16/12/2014