How to Renew a Book

The library policy allows a maximum of two renewals per item as long as another person has not requested for the item. After the two renewals, the item must be returned to the library.

Note: In order to renew library materials online, you must first set up your online borrower's account. How to set up your borrower's account.

Step 1: Go to My Borrower's Account (link also available on the Tyndale Library homepage).

Step 2: Enter your student number (or if you are a library member, the number under your library card barcode) and your password in the spaces provided, then click on Sign In.

Step 3: On the top right hand corner of the screen, click on the My Borrower's Account link. Your information will now appear. To renew your items, click on the Renew button next to the title.

Step 4: If the renewal is successful, you will see a message indicating that your item has been renewed along with a new due date. If the item cannot be renewed (see below for reasons why this may be the case), you will get a message saying so.

When Renewing Does Not Work

You will know that the renewal did not take place if instead of a new due date, the computer says Not Renewed in the Renewal Status column. There are a few possible reasons why this may have happened:

1. There is a hold placed on the book by another library patron.
You must return the book to the library by the due date.

2. You have total library fines reaching or exceeding $15.
Borrowing privileges will be withheld if the total fines reach or exceed $15. You will have to come to the library and pay at least part of the fine to keep the total fine below $15 before you will be allowed to borrow or renew.

3. Your account has expired.

This happens at the end of each term if you are a student (Jan. 31, May 31, Sept. 30). Inform the Library when you have registered for a new term, and have your records updated at the circulation desk in the library.

If you are a member, your membership may have already expired, return the book(s) to the library by the due date. You may also choose to renew your membership at the library and then renew your books.

Note: It is the responsibility of the students/members to ensure that their renewals are done properly. If you have printer access, it is highly advisable that you do a print screen of your record of renewal(s) for use as proof if discrepancies with our library records occur at a later date. Overdue fines will incur if renewals are not done properly.