Answered By: Kate Erskine
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018     Views: 188

If you are a Northumbria student or a member of staff then any four week and 7-day loan items you borrow will automatically renew for up to four months (undergraduates and taught postgraduates) or for up to 1 year (staff and research postgraduates), unless they are requested by another reader, or if there is another block on your account, such as other overdue books or fines of more than £5.

You won't receive an email notification that the renewal has taken place, but if you have to return an item because it has been requested or is at the end of its maximum loan period, then you will receive an email telling you the date it is due back.  This email will be sent three days before the book is due back, and on the day it is due back.  All email notifications are sent to your University email account.

For all other customers, your books won't automatically renew but they can be renewed for up to a total of four months.  You can do this via your account in Library Search at:, this will enable you to see what you have on loan and the dates that items are due back.  You can also contact Ask4Help, telephone 0191 227 4646 or email:, to ask that them to renew books on your behalf.

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