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Renew your books

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If you want to keep items longer than normal and no one else is waiting for them, you may renew them up to five times. You will be charged another loan fee for each CD, DVD or Blu-Ray you renew.

Renew your books online

To renew (or reserve) your items online, click on My Account and enter your borrower number and PIN.

Books may also be reserved in person at the lending libraries.

Renewals hotline

24 hour renewals hotline - (touch tone phones only) 020 7638 0568.

Renew at any City of London lending library

You can take your books or library card to any lending library for renewal.

Return your books

You can return your books to any City of London lending library, in person or by post.

There is also a self return unit outside Barbican Library where you can return your books out of library opening hours. If using this facility to return books borrowed from Shoe Lane or Artizan Street Library, you will not be issued with an automatic receipt and your books will be updated manually the following working day.​​