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Renewing and returning books

How do I renew my books?

Standard loans can be renewed at the end of the academic year as long as they are not required by another reader.

You can renew:

  • using the My Account link in Library Search; enter your University username and password (customers who are not University staff or students can obtain a username and password from us)
  • in person at any Library issue desk

It is your responsibility to ensure that books are renewed or returned on time.

The date given at the point of issue or renewal is the official notification of when they are due back.

If you are unable to renew your books, please contact the Library.

Where do I return books?

Books can be returned to any site (excluding the Learning Commons and The John Rylands Library) regardless of the site from which they were borrowed.

  • You can return items by using the self-return machine (available at ).  Please pay careful attention to the instructions given on the screen of self-return machine.  
  • Some of our smaller site libraries operate book boxes when the library is closed so that you can return books outside of their normal opening hours.

Book boxes

You can now also return books using the book return boxes located in the Students' Union, Owens Park and Ellen Wilkinson building.

You can return books from any library using the boxes but please note that they will not be removed from your account immediately. 

High Demand books should not be left in the boxes. In the event of service breakdown, collection of the books from the boxes cannot be guaranteed.