How Do I Renew My Books?

What do you mean by "Renew My Books?"

Your books are due but you haven't finished them. What are your options? In most cases, you should be able to renew your items. Ottawa Library allows renewing approved items twice. Sorry, DVDs, Blue-rays and video games cannot be renewed. Books, audiobooks, and CDs can be renewed for three additional weeks from the date that renewal is requested. Any time remaining from the initial checkout is lost. This means that if you check out a book today that is due in three weeks, then choose to renew it next week, it will be due three weeks from next week (not six weeks total). Additionally, items cannot be renewed if the account has fines over $10 or if the item is on hold for someone else.

How do I renew my books?

Great, you have decided to renew you books, but you are not sure how? Here are a couple of ways that we can help you with that.

  1. Come into the library with your library and request a renewal from a librarian at the circulation desk.

  2. Call the library at 785-242-3080 and ask for a renewal. You will need to provide information for us to access your account.

  3. Email with your name, library card number, and what books you would like renewed. This method can take a day or two (depending on my schedule).

  4. Possibly my favorite way, renew at your leisure from our online catalog,

How do I renew from NextKansas?

Go to (this can be reached on our website by clicking on the Search or Sign In buttons). Clicking Sign In will take you directly to a page prompting you for your login information.

On select the Sign In link across the top right of the page

An in-page prompt will ask you for your login information. This will be your library card number and your pin. If you do not know your pin, check out our article "How Do I Reset My Pin?".

Once you have entered your information and pressed the Log In button you will be brought to an account overview page. This page will show you the items you have checked out, their due dates, and any items that are overdue. Items can be renewed directly from this page by clicking on the "renew" link next to the item, by clicking the check-boxes of the items you would like to renew and clicking the "renew selected" link, or by clicking the "renew all" link.

You should see a new green notice that the item is renewed.


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