PLEASE NOTE: At this time only Earlham, ESR, and Bethany Students, Faculty and Staff can renew books through the library catalog.
If you are a Community member or do not have a valid Earlham username and password, please renew books via our online renewal form or contact library staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the top right corner of the main screen of the Earlham Libraries Catalog you will see an option titled "My Library Account" Click on the "Sign In" link next to this option to log in to your personal library account.
Earlham, ESR, and Bethany affiliated users will be redirected to The Heart to log in with your Earlham (email) username and password.
If you have problems logging into your account, please check with library staff.
After you log on, the display will automatically show a list of the items you have checked out, or "Checkouts". If this does not display automatically, click on the 'My Library Account" link to display your account information. You will see each item you have checked out, as well as the due date for the item. You will see a "Renew" button to the right of the due date (see below). To renew a book that is currently checked out to you, click the "Renew" button.
If there is no "Renew" button, it means that you have either reached your renewal limit, or that the item cannot be renewed (i.e. the item has been placed on hold for another patron, or is on Reserve). Please check with library staff for assistance.
To renew all of your books, click the "Renew All" link at the top of the column.
Once your renewal has been processed, the Renew link will change to a message saying that your item has been renewed and provide you with your new due date (see below).
Earlham Students: 5 renewals per book; 1 renewal per media item
Bethany and ESR Students: 2 renewals per book; 1 renewal per media item
Earlham, Bethany, and ESR Faculty, Staff, and Retirees: 3 renewals per book; 5 renewals per media item
Alumni and Off-Campus Patrons: 5 renewals per book; 1 renewal per media item (for use in library only)
ALI-affiliated patrons: 1 renewal per book; 1 renewal per media item
PALNI-affiliated patrons: 0 renewals
If the renewal limit has been reached, books must be brought to the circulation desk for additional renewals.
Renewals may not be possible if a "hold" has been placed on an item.
Overdue items must be brought to the library for renewal. If this is not possible, please contact a Circulation supervisor.
If you have problems renewing your books in the online catalog, renewal requests may also be submitted by email:
It is also possible to renew your books in person, as long as you provide library staff with your name and the title of the book. It is not necessary to have the books with you for renewal, unless the items are overdue.
Reserve items may not be renewed. These items must be brought to the Circulation Desk and checked in. If no one else is waiting for the item, it may be checked out again immediately.
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