Online Renewal

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Online Renewal

Users can renew loans online from "MyAccount@HKUL" on the library homepage.


What kinds of materials can be renewed?

Most items can be renewed online except if:

  • An item is requested or recalled by another user
  • An HKUL or Interlibrary loan item has reached the maximum loan renewal period
  • An item is on 3-hours loan period
  • An item has been declared lost and billed for replacement
  • The borrower whose borrowing privilege has been suspended or terminated
    • Borrower's  account has outstanding charges that exceeds the prescribed limit
    • Borrower's  account has overdue recalled item or more than 5 long overdue items



Renewal limits

Users are allowed to renew loans up to the maximum loan period unless a hold or recall has been placed. Once the maximum loan period is reached, the item must be returned in order to be checked-out again. 

HKUL item:

Loan period Maximum loan period (with renewal)
1 day 6 days
2 days 12 days
7 days 42 days
14 days 84 days
60 days 360 days
180 days 1080 days


ILL item:

  • Borrowers can renew ILL books online via MyAccount@HKUL on Find@HKUL, unless the item is recalled by the lending library or the maximum renewal period is reached. Any overdue fine will be recorded automatically. 
  • Not all lending libraries will allow renewals. All renewals are subject to the policies of the lending library. 
Items from Renewals Policy
  • The renewal period will be the same as the original loan period.
  • The maximum renewal period of 15 days (about 2 weeks) and 30 days can be renewed up to 45 days and 90 days respectively.
  • Please submit the renewals request at least 1 week before the item is due.
  • You will be notified by email if the renewal request is accepted. Books not accepted for renewal must be returned on time.



How to renew items online?

  1. Access your circulation record from "MyAccount@HKUL” on the library homepage
    • HKU Staff and Students: Enter your HKU Portal ID and PIN. (If you do not have a Portal ID and PIN or have forgotten yours, please refer to the Information Technology Services web page).
    • Other library users (including HKU SPACE students, Part-time tutors, alumni, Circle of Friends and JULAC users): Enter your Library Card Number and PIN (First time users can create your own library password here. If you have forgotten your PIN, please reset your password or approach Services Counter for help).
  2. View your record
    • “Loans” tab indicates the number of items that have been borrowed.
  3. Renew your items
    • Click “Renew all” or click on the "Loans" tab to display all checked-out items and select the desired item to renew. The new due date is calculated from the date of renewal.
    • If there is no option to renew, you may click into the details of loans to see why renewal is not available (e.g. recalled).
  4. Items renewed
    • A message “All loans have been successfully renewed” and a new due date will be displayed if renewal is successful.
    • A message "Only some loans have been successfully renewed" will be displayed if not all renewals were successful.
  5. Sign out
    • Click on your full name displayed at the upper right corner and press “Sign out” to exit your circulation record.

Please visit the quick guide for more details.