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NOTICE:

Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

Renew Books

The due date on all borrowed materials will be automatically extended until students return to campus. 

If you would like to return materials before that time or if you aren't returning to campus, please visit the Borrowing and Renewing Materials During the Virtual Learning Period page for additional information. While it is important that materials be returned to the libraries, we understand these are unprecedented circumstances and will work with the GW community with respect to individual situations. 


All users have several options when it comes to renewing library materials that you have checked out:

Renew Online 

Go to My Library Account to renew books online.
Instructions for using Online Renewal

Renew by Email

Send an email to librcir@gwu.edu. 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 that 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 that library

Renew in Person

Bring in each book you wish to renew to the Check Out Desk.

Renewal Policies

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.

Renewal Limits

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.

If your ILL item is eligible for renewal, please email ILL@gwu.edu to make a renewal request. For additional information, please see the Interlibrary Loan page.

 

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