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Renewing Materials

Most UW Libraries materials are allowed an unlimited number of renewals for current library accounts.  Items cannot be renewed past an account expiration date.

The following exceptions apply:

    • Items which have had holds placed on them (recalled) cannot be renewed
    • Reserve items cannot be renewed
    • Items checked out through Summit and Interlibrary Loan cannot be renewed
      (Summit borrowing available only to current UW students, faculty, staff, and Summit Visiting Patrons.)
    • Items billed for replacement cannot be renewed

    Non-renewable items are subject to overdue fines.

      You may view 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 at one of the UW Libraries.

      • Items with barcodes can be renewed remotely via the Web 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.