Renewal Policy

Renewing an item extends the check out period as if it had been checked out again. Items may only be renewed twice, except for those items checked out by L.U. faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Curators which may be renewed once. An item may not be renewed if another patron has a hold on it.

Items may be renewed by phone, in person at the library, or by the patron through the OPAC or remote access to the library system.

Board of Curators and faculty of Lincoln University may also renew items by mail. Letters should include the patron's barcode number and the barcode numbers of the items being renewed. Letters should reach the library before the item's date due.

To renew an item at the library or by phone, a patron must have their ID card and the items to be renewed. To renew an item through the OPAC, the patron will need the barcode from their ID card.

If an attempt to renew an item fails, the patron should contact the Information Access Desk (573-681-5504) as soon as possible to determine the reason the item could not be renewed.