Q. How do I renew my checked out items? Why can't I renew?
I'm not finished with an item I borrowed
Jul 16, 2020     207798
You may borrow an item for 21 days. Most items are eligible for up to 3 renewals of an additional 21 days each. See exceptions below, including LINK+ and InterLibrary Loan items.
Auto Renew
Eligible items renew automatically 2 days before the due date. If you select email as your notice preference, the Library will notify you of the new due date.
Renew Online
You can renew materials online by logging in to your library card account:
Renew By Telephone
To renew items by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call our Telephone Renewal line at (415) 557-4511. See Renew Items by Telephone for detailed information.
Why Can’t I Renew?
There are several reasons why an item can't be renewed:
LINK+ Renewals
LINK+ books may be eligible for one renewal. LINK+ materials cannot be renewed via the SFPL automated telephone renewal service. LINK+ materials cannot be renewed any sooner than 72 hours prior to the due date. Overdue items might not be eligible for a renewal.
InterLibrary Loan Renewals
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items may be eligible for one renewal. Only ILL staff can renew items; contact the department directly at 415-557-4406. Items that are non-renewable are identified on the information band. Overdue ILL items are not eligible for renewal.
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