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Borrow, Renew, Request


Penryn students 

Check your local library account here.  All Penryn loans are borrowed for one week but will renew automatically, one week at a time, for a year. All loans are subject to recall.

This means you can generally keep items for as long as you need them, but please do bring items back if they are not renewed - someone else is waiting!  Note that you will be charged a daily fine for late return of items requested by another user, and replacement costs for non-return of items.


Exeter students

Renew online in "My Library account"

  • Select Checked out items
  • Choose all or select specific items
  • Renew 
  • Confirm renew

You cannot renew if the item ...

  • has been requested by someone else
  • is very overdue
  • if your library record is blocked due to charges
  • if it belongs to Exeter Health Library or Cornwall Health Library and has been renewed the maximum of three times 

If you need advice or help, please get in touch  


Document Delivery / Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans borrowed at Penryn (eg from British Library):

can have a renewal requested here.


Inter Library Loans borrowed at Exeter (eg from British Library):

Request to renew Document Delivery items should be emailed to

Requests to renew books borrowed via our Document Delivery service need to be sent on to the original lending library.  If they agree, items may be renewed. 


Extended period of consultation - If a book is required for extended consultation, please complete Student Book Suggestion or request purchase through your Library liaison officer


Video Demo - how to renew items

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