You can renew Standard and 7-day loan items (excluding journals).
There are three ways to renew them.
Follow the link from the Library homepage, or login to your account via the My Account link on the Enterprise catalogue to renew your items online. We will also usually send you an email when your books are due which includes a link to your account to renew them. More about renewing your loans online
Using Self-Service Points
Bring your items in to the Library to renew them on the Self-Service Points on the Ground Floor of the Library.
To renew your items by phone please call (0118) 378 8770
If possible, please phone 9-5, Monday to Thursday, or 10-5 on Fridays.
This service is available providing you do not have:
- an overdue recalled item
- an item overdue by more than seven days
- a bill outstanding for more than seven days
The following items may not be renewed:
- Items on hold/recalled - recalled and placing a hold
- 7-day loan journals - more about borrowing journals
- 6-hour loan items from the Course Collection after an overnight or weekend loan - more about the Course Collection
How many times can I renew?
Staff and students
There is no limit on the number of times you can renew University of Reading Library items, unless they have been recalled.
For inter-library loan items you can request up to 5 renewals (renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.)
Academic visitors and External borrowers
You can renew items up to 5 times before you will need to return the items to the Library, unless they have been recalled.