Renewing Materials

Most UW Libraries materials are allowed an unlimited number of renewals.

The following exceptions apply:

  • Items which have had holds placed on them cannot be renewed.
  • Reserve items cannot be renewed.
  • Items checked out through Summit or Interlibrary Loan cannot be renewed.
  • Items billed for replacement cannot be renewed.

You may view your Your Library Account at any time to see a list of your checked out items. Note: This does not include items such as unbound periodicals that were checked out with a handwritten check-out slip. If your list shows an item that you believe you have returned, do not request renewal, but rather notify the circulation staff of the owning unit.

Items with barcodes can be renewed online through Your Library Account or by phone.

Items without barcodes, such as unbound periodicals, cannot be renewed using online forms. Renewals can be made by phone or by sending an e-mail message to the owning library unit. See Library Contact Information