Renew library books

How to renew books online, using the library app, over the phone or in person.

Ways to renew

You will need your library card number and PIN for all online renewals.

  • Renew your books online.
    • Sign into your account with your library card number and PIN
    • Go to My Loans.
    • Put a tick in the box for the items you want to renew, then click OK to confirm the renewal.

If another borrower reserves an item, you cannot renew it online.

  • Renew your books using the library app

    You can download the library app to your smartphone or tablet.  Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

    • Go to My Account
    • Choose Loans
    • Select the items you want to renew, then Renew selected.
  • Contact any Oxfordshire Library in person by telephone.
  • Contact any Oxfordshire library by post or email.

Renewing a book that has been reserved

If a book has been reserved, a staff member can renew it for you for a further three days. You need to visit or telephone a library to do this.

How many times you can renew a book

You can renew books up to three times if no one else has reserved them. If you still require the book after that, you must bring it to the library to be re-issued. Audio-visual items cannot be renewed and may be subject to additional charges if returned after their due date.

Returning a book after the renewal date

Books returned late may be subject to overdue book charges. See library charges for full details.

How to get a library PIN

If you can't remember your PIN, you can reset it online

If you do not have a PIN or can’t reset it online, you will need to visit any Oxfordshire library, bringing your library card with you. We do not issue PINs by phone or email to maintain the security of your personal information.