Renew Items

How do I renew materials I have checked out?

You have 3 options for renewing materials:

  • Stop by the Library Service Desk on the first floor of Belk Library.
  • Call the Library Service Desk at 828-262-2818.
  • Renew online with your library account.

Interlibrary loans: To renew interlibrary loans, call the ILL Office (828-262-2826) at least 4 days prior to the due date.

How many renewals do I get?

Most items can be renewed twice unless another patron has requested the item or your account has expired.  Renewals are for the same length as the original loan period for books, and 7 days for multimedia. Note, however, that items may be recalled during the renewal period.

What materials cannot be renewed?

Materials cannot be renewed if:

  • You have already had 2 renewals
  • The items are overdue*
  • Another patron has placed a "Hold" on the item(s)
  • Your record is blocked due to outstanding obligations

*Self-renewals are permitted on or before the due date. If the due date has passed, call the Library Services Desk at 828-262-2818 to request a renewal.

Distance Education Students

If you take all your classes off campus, you can have books mailed to your home.

Go to the Distance Education site for information on requesting or renewing items.

Information for Distance Education Students