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Renew a library book

If you're not sure you'll be able to return your books or loans before the due date please renew them to avoid incurring any library fines .

Renew a book

Please make sure we have your correct email address so we can remind you when your books are due for renewal. We no longer send reminders by post.

If an item is more than 6 months overdue and you don't contact us, we will assume that you've lost it and will send a bill to your email address.

Other ways to renew

Phone renewals: Ring the 24 hour renewal line on 0300 303 8876. You'll need your library card number when you ring.  You'll be able to find out:

  • The due date of your books and items.
  • Any messages on your borrower record.
  • Any items that do not renew.

In person library renewals: You don't have to bring the items back to the library when you want to renew them. We will ask to see them after a few renewals, just to check them. If somebody else has reserved an item we will ask you to return it so that they can have it.

Library loans that can't be renewed

  • Items reserved by others.
  • Reference books.
  • You can renew a loan 5 times. Once you've reached that limit you'll need to bring the items back to the library for checking. You may be able to borrow them again immediately, depending on demand.


0300 303 8876

Central Library
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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