Renew your books in person (receipts are available), or by emailing email@example.com.
Materials cannot be renewed over the phone, as the library cannot guarantee the accuracy of telephone transactions.
Or use the my account feature in OneSearch to renew library materials and monitor your account information directly.
Library books should be renewed on or before their due date. We recommend that you keep track of your due dates and not depend on overdue notices, which are sent out as a courtesy. Equipment must be renewed in person with the item in hand. For more information on equipment renewals, visit the Laptops and Equipment page.
The Brandeis Library views renewal of materials as an acknowledgment that you, the borrower, currently have these materials in your possession.
Can I use this same Library User ID and Library password to access electronic databases and request books through Interlibrary loan?
Electronic databases and interlibrary accounts can only be accessed using a UNet ID and password. If you run into trouble, consult our guides on e-resources or interlibrary loan for more information.
Materials may not be eligible for renewal if:
the book has been recalled/requested.
the borrower has overdue interlibrary loan materials or long-overdue circulating items for which replacement charges have been assessed.
the materials have reached their renewal limit: Renewal limits can be seen on the privileges pages by user group. But, you can bring these books back, check them in, and then check them out for another cycle.
Why have renewal limits?
Renewal limits are needed to ensure that the collection is available to the entire community. Having more books on the Library's shelves increases your ability to browse the collection and provides more immediate access to materials than our recall system provides. Renewal limits encourage you to return books you are no longer actively using.
Renewal limits allow both the Library and borrowers to identify — and replace or repair — lost or damaged books more quickly. As a result of a periodic review of loan records, we have fewer missing books when borrowers leave the University.