Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
  Non-Javascript users can confirm they have successfully signed out of MyAccount by clicking here

Renew a library book

If you can't return your library items before the due date, you can renew them to avoid a fine.

We'll automatically send you an email to remind you to renew your items 3-7 days before they're due back. If you've not received a reminder, log in to your library account to check we've the right email address for you.

Renew your library items online

To renew your library items online:

  1. Follow the link below to log in to your online library account.
  2. From your account, select 'current loans'. You should now see a list of the items you're currently borrowing from the library.Screenshot of the online library account.
  3. From the list, click the 3 lines next to the item you'd like to renew. On a laptop or computer, click on the 3 dots next to the item you'd like to renew instead.
  4. Then select 'renew loan' from the drop down box which appears.
  5. Your item should now be renewed.
Login to renew your library book

Other ways to renew your library items

You can renew your library items:

  • Over the phone: 0300 303 8876, Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm. We're closed for training on Monday between 11am-11.30am. You'll need your library card number when you ring.
  • In person: you can renew your loans at any library in the borough. You'll need to bring your library card with you but you don't have to bring the items you want to renew. Find your nearest library.

Library items which can't be renewed

You won't be able to renew your library items if:

  • An item has been reserved by someone else.
  • You've renewed an item 10 times already. Once you've renewed 10 times, you'll need to bring the item back to the library for us to check. You may be able to borrow the item again immediately, depending on demand.


0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm.

Visit Rochdale Borough Libraries' Facebook page

Did you know?

Joining a library is free. You can join any library in England and Wales to use their facilities.

So, if you can't find it with us, take a look at the services on offer at a different library.

Join Rochdale borough libraries

It only takes a couple of minutes to join the library online. You can use your library membership to:

  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Access a range of online resources.
  • Borrow items from any library in the Greater Manchester Consortium.

Please remember to bring identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

Join the library