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Renewing Books

 How do I renew a loan?

From the 19th of December, 2017 all standard loan and 3 day loan items will automatically renew up to a maximum of 9 times except in cases where -

  • The user has fines of more than €5 on their account
  • Another user has requested the item in which case you will receive a text and email to let you know the item has to be returned in 3 days or fines will be added to your account.
  • You have another overdue item on your account.

The automatic renewal will take place two days before the due date of the loan. You will not be notified that a loan has been automatically renewed but will be notified before it becomes due by an email to your @nuigalway.ie email address so watch out for those notifications.

The exception to automatic renewals are the 1 Day loan items. You can try to renew them through your Library Account. Be aware that if a 1 Day loan items becomes overdue you will be fined €4 per day or part thereof.

When renewing online, there are several steps:

  • Sign in to your Library account from the Library catalogue
  • Click on loans
  • Click on the 'Renew All' or tick the box for the relevant item and click 'Renew Selected'

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Watch a short video tutorial:How Do I?

Please note that it is not possible to renew books that have been requested by another Library user.  If someone has requested a book which you have on loan your due date may change to an earlier date.

Library and IT Service Desk, Library


Email: library@nuigalway.ie
Tel: +353 91493399