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To extend the due date of an item you may renew in person, through View Your Account on the library catalogue or website, or by telephone. Most items, except DVDs, may be renewed a maximum of 2 times. DVDs and Family Language Kits may be renewed once. FastView DVDs and FastRead Books are not renewable. If there is a Hold on an item, the item cannot be renewed.

There are a number of ways to renew:


In person at the Library

Phoning the Library (regular open hours):

Main Library – (519) 886-1310 ext. 110

McCormick Branch – (519) 886-1310 ext. 213

John M. Harper Branch – (519) 886-1310 ext. 310

View Your Account (Library Catalogue – WEBCAT)

TelRenew (automated phone service) 519-886-5480 Note: this service will be discontinued on June 30, 2015


Certain limits apply to renewals:

  • If a hold has been placed on an item it cannot be renewed
  • Books, magazines, recorded books, kits and CDs may be renewed up to twice
  • FastRead Books may not be renewed
  • DVDs – regular may be renewed once
  • FastView DVDs may not be renewed

For more detail about renewal periods for specific items, visit Loan Periods and Limits.

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