Renew Your Books

Books in the Alumni Medical Library’s Collection:

Books in the regular collection are circulated for 56 days with an option to renew. Each book may be renewed up to two times unless another patron has placed a “hold” on the item. When a book is renewed, its due date is 28 days from the day of the renewal.

Book renewals must be requested within one week of the book’s due date. Boston University’s online library catalog system does not allow for books to be renewed prior to one week before their due date.

Materials can be returned to any of the Boston University libraries. Patrons are responsible for theft, loss, or damage to items checked out to them.

To renew a book that is currently checked out to you, sign into your account (upper left corner) in the BU Libraries Search system and look under “My Loans” to request the renewal.

Contact the Medical Library Circulation Desk at (617) 358-4902 if you have questions or comments about book renewals.

Books That Have Been Borrowed Via Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

Books that have been borrowed via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) cannot be renewed using this process. To renew an ILL book, contact the ILL department at (617) 358-2352 or Lending policies for ILL books are set by the owning library, so not all items can be renewed.