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How to Renew Items

  • On-Line: Login to Your Library Account, requires Library PIN.
  • In the Library: Bring your SF State OneCard and the items to renew to the Book Pickup & Checkout.

Books on HOLD for another user cannot be renewed.

For more information, contact Distribution Services.

Main Collection

Two renewals are usually allowed for books and other items in our main circulating collection, beginning two weeks prior to the due date.

Some items cannot be renewed, including:

  • Items that are due "too soon to renew" (prior to 14 days before due date).
  • Items long overdue and already billed for replacement (these must be brought to the library for renewal).
  • Items on HOLD for another user.
  • Items that have reached the maximum number of renewals (usually 15 times for students, 5 times for faculty).
  • Items with loan policies which do not allow renewal, such as reserve readings or material checked out by special permission.

For more information, contact Distribution Services.


Periodicals may be renewed once, unless requested by another borrower.

All periodicals that are checked out and cannot be renewed must be returned to the Periodicals Desk, by due date/time.

For more information, contact the Periodicals & Microforms .

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials may not be renewed.

ILLiad Books

Books borrowed through ILLiad can usually be renewed once for two weeks. In some cases renewals are not permitted by the loaning Library.

For more information, contact Interlibrary Services.

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