Highlights - Circulation
renew a book online, you must first log into your library account.
To do this, first go to the Library
Catalog (LIUCAT). You can do this through the link on the front
catalog will open in a new window. Click on "My Account"
tab or the "Login" icon in the upper right hand corner.
will take you to the login screen, where you will be asked for your
barcode (the number on the back of your ID card) and a PIN number.
Your default PIN may be the last 4 digits of your University ID.
(Please reset your PIN the first time you login successfully. If
you haven't set up a PIN or can't remember your PIN, please call
the Circuation Department). Enter both numbers and hit the "Login"
button. After hitting the button, the system will take you back
to front page of the catalog again. If you logged in correctly,
instead of "Login" in the upper right hand corner, it will now say
"Logout" and there will be a welcome message. Now click on the "My
Account" tab. This will bring up a page where can view basic information
about your account - how many books you have checked out, whether
or not you have any blocks, etc:
Click on "Items Out" to be brought to the renewal
Here, check the boxes of the books you wish to renew
(where the red arrow is pointing) then click the "renew" button
at the top of the list. Renewals begin the day you renew them. Thus,
if your borrowing period is 28 days, the new due date will be 28
days from the day you renew. It is best to wait until just before
a book is due to renew it. Remember - you can only renew online
for a title's first renewal, and you cannot renew a book once it
is overdue! If you have any trouble logging into the system, or
any other questions about renewing online, feel free to call the
Circulation Desk at 718-488-1338.