Q. How do I renew a book? May alumni renew online, too?

Answered By: Shane Hickey
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2017     Views: 140

Current AU students, faculty, staff and alumni may renew books online up to 3 times through their personal library account portal, "My Library Account." There is also a short video tutorial that walks through the process on

Alumni may only borrow and renew books from the AU Library circulating collection.

Current AU students, faculty and staff: Caution - Items borrowed from George Mason, Georgetown, and outside the consortium through interlibrary loan are listed separately. If you are having problems renewing, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • You have already renewed your books three times online and need to bring them to any consortium library to have them rechecked-out.
  • A hold/recall has been placed on one of the books.
  • You have $25.00 or more in library fines that you will need to pay off at any consortium library before you will be permitted to borrow further.
  • Your library account has expired.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns about renewing: 202-885-3221 or circulation@american.edu.

For more how-to videos, visit  our YouTube page in the "How to" playlist.


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