You’re meandering along on the path of life when, suddenly, it hits you: “I FORGOT TO RETURN MY LIBRARY BOOKS!” We’ve all been there. Even librarians forget to return book, movie and music checkouts, thus racking up those pesky fines. But there’s a new superhero in town whose nemesis is late fees. Auto Renewal to the rescue!
As of July 5, items that are checked out renew automatically three days before they are due, making it easier for our customers to avoid late fees. If you’re one of the many people who often return items a day or two late, this will give you a bit of cushion. We really don’t want your money. We just want books, movies and music back on the shelves so that everyone has lots to choose from.
- If you continue to keep the item, it will renew up to 3 times, unless the item is not eligible for renewal (see more info below).
- If you don’t return it after the final renewal, late fees will apply.
- Automatically renewed items are included in your “almost overdue” reminder email notice sent 3 days prior to due date. This notice will also include a list of items that can’t be automatically renewed and other titles checked out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why didn’t all of my items renew?
Library books and other materials can’t be renewed if:
- Someone else has requested it
- The item isn’t hold-able (like Express items or interlibrary loaned items)
- The customer has blocks that prohibit renewals
When the item is automatically renewed, will I lose 3 days of my checkout?
No, it will renew 3 days before it’s due (at the time the “almost overdue” notices go out). The new date due will be calculated three weeks from the original date due. So, you won’t lose three days of check-out time when items are automatically renewed.