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The University of Bolton Library



Three and one week loan items can be renewed up to a maximum of forty times, providing they have not been reserved by another borrower. All other loan categories cannot be renewed.

Renewals are made automatically for current staff and students. Other users need to renew items themselves.

If you have over £5 in fines or an item has reached its maximum renewals allowance, items on loan to you cannot be renewed. Please see our information on overdue items and fines for more details. 

You will need to return any items reaching maximum renewals to the Library. If there are no reservations on the items, you will be able to borrow them again providing this does not exceed your borrowing limits.  


How do I renew my Library items?

Library items can be renewed in the following ways:

Automatic renewal

The Library will renew your loans for you if you are a current student or member of staff. Automatic Renewal is done one day before your loans are due. We will email you to let you know which loans have successfully renewed (with the new due date) and which loans we have been unable to renew for you.

Automatic Renewal is set up to check your library account one day before a loan is due but you can renew your loans yourself before Automatic Renewal takes place or after Automatic Renewal has happened.


Log on to My Library Account. Step-by-step instructions can be found below:


Call the Library Help Desk on 01204 903094 during staffed opening times. Please have your University ID card number ready.

Self-Service machines

Simply place your ID card into the slot below the screen of the Self-Service machines in the Link Zone and then follow the on screen instructions.

In person

Take the items you wish to renew to the Library Desk, where staff can check and renew your loans for you.

If you have any queries about renewing your loans, please ask at the Library Help Desk or Contact Us