Renew Materials

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Renew Materials

Renewal of MaterialsRenew online based on the item checked out

From UNL Libraries

Renew through your My Library account

From Delivery

Renew through your Delivery account.

OR, call 402-472-9568 for assistance from ASKus.

Length of Renewals
Borrower Type Books Periodicals CDs, DVDs and Videos Course Reserves Interlibrary Loan
UNL Undergraduate Students 12 renewals (28 days each) 1 renewal (three days) No Renewals No Renewals Determined by the lending library
UNL Graduate Students 5 renewals (56 days each) 1 renewal (three days) No Renewals No Renewals Determined by the lending library
UNL Faculty 8 renewals (140 days each) 1 renewal (three days) No Renewals No Renewals Determined by the lending library
UNL Staff 5 renewals (56 days each) 1 renewal (three days) No Renewals No Renewals Determined by the lending library
Community Members
(UNL Alumni Association Members, Reciprocal Borrowers, and Nebraska Residents)
1 renewal (28 days) cannot be checked out No Renewals cannot be checked out Determined by the lending library

How to Renew a LoanBring your NCard or Community Member Library Card

Renewing Materials Not Yet Due Back

  • Ask to renew materials at one of our ASKus locations. You do not need to bring the materials in for this service.
  • Renew through My Library. Renewals may not be allowed if there are blocks on your record (i.e., overdue books, too much money owed, patron record expired, etc.)

Renewing Overdue Materials

Overdue materials are subject to fines. If fines apply, they will be charged to your record.

  1. Bring the overdue notice to any ASKus location and request renewal of the materials listed.
  2. Mail the overdue notice(s) to: 318 Love Library, P.O. Box 884100, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588. On the overdue notice, write "RENEW". You can login to My Library to check your fees/fines and the new date.
  3. If you receive an overdue notice via email, reply to the message with a request to renew.

Renewals Not Allowed or Missing Materials

Library materials must be returned if:

  • you have renewed the maximum number of times
  • a recall has been placed on the materials
  • the materials status has been declared as missing

Items not eligible for renewal or gone missing, must be returned to verify their physical condition and be left in the library for 24 hours prior to being checked out again. This policy applies to all users.

Faculty Renewals / Missing

  • Most materials can be renewed 8 times unless a recall has been placed on them. EXCEPTION: Circulating bound journals can be renewed once.
  • After 8 renewals or the status of the item has gone to MISSING, the items must be returned to verify their whereabouts and physical condition unless other arrangements are made.
  • Items must be left in the library at least 24 hours prior to being checked out again.