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

Answered By: Stephanie Felice
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2019     Views: 173

Current AU students, faculty, staff and alumni may renew books online up to 3 times through their personal library account portal, My Library Account. Once logged in, select the loans tab and click the renew button. In order to renew books from different schools, select the school tab on the left side of the screen and renew your books from each school individually. A short video on this process is below:


Alumni may only borrow and renew books from the AU Library circulating collection. Alumni renew their books through SERVICES > For Alumni > Alumni Login>AU Alumni and other Community Users.

Current AU students, faculty and staff: Caution - Items borrowed from each university are listed separately in your library account. You can look at your loans and requests from each university by selecting it from the drop down menu at the top of your library account. If you are having problems renewing, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • You have already renewed your books for the total 24-week limit (or 3-semester limit for faculty) 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 the affiliated 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.

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