Returning and Renewing Library Books

There are several options for returning and renewing library books.

Log in to your Library account and renew your books (should work for most items)

  1. Go to the Library’s catalog
  2. Click on “Sign In” on the top right corner.
  3. After signing in, click on your name in the top right corner, then click on “My Loans”
  4. Select “Renew”. If “Renew” is not an option, email and we help you with your renewal request.

Return your books to any University of Illinois book drop

  1. Outdoor book drop at Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center, located on the south east wall of the building facing Bardeen Quad
  2. Outdoor book drop at the Main Library, located outside of the Main Library building on the south side of the building off of the E3 parking lot
  3. Book drop outside the Math Library doors (available until Altgeld Hall is closed)
  4. Any other University Library book drop to which you have access – your book(s) will be returned through campus library shipping.

Contact us directly with special concerns

  1. If your book is from another institution, we may need to call the institution to renew it.
  2. If your book has already been renewed for the maximum number of renewals, contact us for renewal options.
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