Renewing your library books and other items

Imperial students and staff

Your items will be automatically renewed for up to 1 year before they must be returned, unless they have been requested.

If an item is recalled you will need to return it by the due date. The Library charges fines on recalled items.

If you have on loan items, provided by the Document Delivery Service sign in to your library account on Library Search to request renewals.

NHS staff

Your items will be automatically renewed for up to 6 months before they must be returned, unless they have been requested.

If an item is recalled you will need to return it by the due date. The Library charges fines on recalled items.

If you have on loan items, provided by the Document Delivery Service sign in to your library account on Library Search to request renewals.

Former Imperial students, former staff and external members 

You can renew items by signing in to your library account on Library Search, by email or in person, for 3 months from the date an item is first borrowed.

You may not renew:

  • If your record has been blocked due to very overdue items or outstanding fines
  • Items requested by other readers
  • Restricted loans including 24 hour loans and same day loans 
  • Items that have reached the renewal limit