How to Renew Your Books from Home

Click on My Account at the bottom of this page, or go to the Library Catalog and click the Log In link in the upper right corner of the screen.

You will have to enter your library card barcode number and PIN (Personal Identification Number). If this is the first time you've accessed your account, it will prompt you to create a PIN before continuing. Then click "Display record ..." If you forget your PIN or have trouble with it, please stop by the library's circulation desk with positive ID. Because of privacy concerns, we are not able to edit your PIN over the phone or via email. However, we will gladly assist you in renewing items, placing holds, etc. if you call us at 587-1011.

When your record appears, a link on the left side of the screen shows how many items you have checked out. Click this link to see the items. The list of titles will appear at the bottom of the screen. (Note, the list shows items from all C/WMARS libraries, not just Forbes.)

You can then click "Renew All," or click in the box beside each item and then click "Renew Selected." Warning: Don't click directly on the titles or it will display the catalog instead.

The "Status" column will now display the new due dates. It will also indicate if any items can't be renewed, and the reason.

Reasons for not renewing a title include:

  • The item has already been renewed once
  • The item has a hold for another patron
  • There is a block because more than $10 is owed in fines or there is some other problem that needs to be resolved
  • The item is overdue and has fines (you can still call to renew these items so that you don't continue to accrue more fines)

Of course you can still renew items by phone if this is more convenient; call 587-1011 (587-1010 for Children's).