Renewing Your Loans

Automatic renewals

We will automatically renew your loans one week before they are due. We will not renew all your loans – only those that are due in a week’s time, unless:

  • there are active reservations on your loan
  • your library account is due to expire
  • your loan has already been renewed 99 times.

If any of your loans have been recalled because they have been reserved, they will not be renewed and you will receive a notification from the Library to let you know this.  By default, this is emailed to your University of Portsmouth email account or to the email account you have supplied as an External reader.

You will receive an emailed reminder of any books that we have not been able to renew two days before they are due to be returned.  It's still worth checking My Account though as the issue that originally prevented an automatic renewal may have been resolved.

If you have any queries about renewing your loans, please contact us

Other ways to renew items

  • you can renew books online using 'My Account' in the Library Catalogue

    Enter your library number, click Login and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • renew books by contacting the User Services team by telephone. You can do this even if the items are already overdue

    Tel: (023) 9284 3228 (view Library Help Desk opening hours)

  • take the items you wish to renew to the Library Help Desk in the Atrium where staff can check and renew your loans for you

  • take your University card to the Library Help Desk in the Atrium where staff can check and renew your loans for you

  • use the self service kiosks

    Select Renew, scan your University card and follow the on-screen instructions.

Please remember:

  • items reserved by another borrower may not be renewed
  • items may not be renewed if your library account is due to expire

If you have any queries about renewing your loans, please contact us