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Learn how to renew your physical library items online.

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Library Circulation Policies & Borrowing Periods

You can renew library materials online by following the steps outlined below.  Please note that some materials cannot be renewed online. For example, if another patron has requested a hold on the item you must return it so they can check it out.

To speak to someone from the Access Services Department about your account, contact the Library Services & Information Desk at or call (203) 254-4044 ext. 2188.

Renew Items Online

Follow these instructions to renew your library materials online:


1. Click on 'Services' in the top red banner of the Library HomepageThen, click 'Renew Online' from the drop-down menu. Or click here to get directly to the Renew Online page.

Image of drop-down page to see where to select "Renew Online" under "Services"


2. A pop-up window will appear asking you to sign-in with your NetID and password or Library Card Barcode (for Guest patrons). Then, you will see your 'My Library Account' on the screen.

Image with example of a "My Library Account" page with borrowed items listed.


3. Click on 'Loans' to bring up the list of physical items checked out to your account.

Image with example of My Library Account page with arrow pointing to "Loans" which needs to be clicked to be able to renew items.


4. You can click the blue 'RENEW' button next to each item you wish to renew, OR click 'RENEW ALL'. Note: some titles are not renewable. This may be because another patron has put a request in for the item, or other reasons. If you are not able to renew an item and have a question or concern, please contact the Library Services & Information Desk at 203-254-4000 ext. 2188 or


Image with example of My Library Account page when "Loans" is selected to see the ability to click "renew" for each item.


5. You will see the new return dates when you have successfully renewed items. 

Image with example of My Library Account page when an item is successfully renewed, displaying the new return date in a yellow box.