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Library Essentials: Renew a Book

Renew a Book

You can renew a book that you have borrowed in the following ways,

  • Log on to your Library Account and renew online. This will only work on or before the due date.
  • You can phone +353 (21) 490-2292 or email Library Services Desk on the ground floor 
  • You can ask a member of staff to renew the book for you at the Library Services Desk. You do not have to have the book with you.
  • You can renew the book using one of the self-issue machines.

Undergraduates & Postgraduates (Masters & Diplomas) can renew a book twice only, after the initial standard loan period. 

Staff & Doctoral Postgraduates can renew a book up to 3 times.

Your return date may be shortened if a book is recalled by another user. The standard loan period is 6 weeks unless another library user requests the item. Once an item is recalled you are only guaranteed the item for 2 weeks from the check out date. You will receive a recall notice by email giving you a new due date. If you have had the item for over 2 weeks you will be requested to return the item in 3 days. 

You cannot renew Short Loan items (yellow sticker and U prefix).

You cannot renew a book if it has been recalled by another reader or a library staff member.