All users have several options when it comes to renewing library materials that you have checked out:
Go to My Library Account to renew books online. For instructions using Online Renewal, please see this tutorial.
Renew by Email
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your library barcode or university ID number and the barcodes of the books you wish to renew. Note: Only GW materials can be renewed by email. To renew books from other consortium libraries, please contact the supplying library.
Renew by Telephone
Call (202) 994-6840. When prompted, please be prepared to give your library barcode or university ID number and the barcodes of the books you wish to renew. Note: Only GW materials can be renewed by phone. To renew books from other consortium libraries, please contact the supplying library.
All borrowers are eligible to renew items provided:
- Their library accounts are clear of fines and fees in excess of $25.
- Their books do not have outstanding holds or recall requests from other patrons.
For all GW and WRLC (Consortium) Books, Renewal Maximum: 168 days
Any circulating book from the libraries in the GW Libraries (or any other library in the WRLC) may be renewed a maximum of 168 days (112 days if your original loan length is 28 days). Once you reach the maximum allotted time, you must bring the books in person to the check out desk. If you still need the books, we will start the check-out process over for you.
For Interlibrary Loan Materials, Renewal Limit = 0 or 1
Some items obtained through Interlibrary Loan (from libraries outside of the WRLC consortium) may be renewed one time. Others are not renewable. Eligibility for renewal will be shown on the blue sleeve attached to your interlibrary loan.
Contact the Check Out Desk
in-person: Entrance floor of Gelman Library