How can I renew items?

There are different options for asking for renewals or obtaining another copy of an item, depending on what the item is and where it came from:

Items from UP's Collection | Summit Items | Interlibrary Loan Items | Reserve Items

Items from UP's collection:

  • Call 503.943.7111 / 800.841.8261 or email and ask to renew your books. Be sure to give complete information about the items you wish to renew. -or-
  • Renew books online by accessing My Account -or-
  • Stop by in person at the Library Service Desk (you don't have to have the items with you in order to renew the materials)

Summit items:

No renewals are permitted for Summit items. Below are some options to pursue if you need the material for longer than the 6-week loan period:
  • 4-5 days before your item is due back, request the same item again from Summit, different copy will be sent -or-
  • Call 503.943.7111 or email and explain your need to a Circulation Supervisor; it may be possible to work out an arrangement with the lending library. -or-
  • If no other copies are available, submit an Interlibrary Loan request via your UP ILLiad account.

Interlibrary Loan Items:

Interlibrary Loan renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and may not be possible for all items.
  • Log into your UP ILLiad account and request a renewal -or-
  • Call 503.943.7526 or email to ask for a renewal. Be sure and give complete information about the item in question.

Reserve items:

Reserve Materials including Course Reserves and Laptops can be renewed but only after a wait period. This wait period is designed to give other members of the community an opportunity to check out the item.
  • 4-hour course reserves require a 15-minute wait period.
  • 24-hour laptop checkout requires a one-hour wait period.


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