Answered By: FAQ Team
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2023     Views: 2761

You can renew your books online or in the library.

To renew your books online, go to iDiscover (but if your library uses another catalogue, you will need to use that). You log in to your library account by clicking on the "My Library Account" option in the top menu on the iDiscover screen. You can log in with your Raven account or with your library barcode (the 5-digit code starting with a V on the back of your blue University card) and last name.

Click on the 'Loans' tab to view the books you have out on loan and click on the ones you want to renew.

If your renewal request is successful, the book will display as "Renewed" and the new due date will appear. You will receive an automatic reminder message before the new date via email.

If the books didn't renew - what should you do? Online renewals typically don't work if:

  • The book is already overdue
  • Someone else has recalled it
  • You've reached your renewal limit (these will vary from library to library)

Each library has its own renewals policy—check the one for your library via its website, or ask a member of staff. If you can’t renew online, contact the relevant library as soon as possible for help. You can get contact details from the Libraries Directory.