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Why am I unable to renew a checked-out item?

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017  |  433 Views

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Some materials cannot be renewed, including:

  • Items for which others have placed hold requests.
  • Items that have already been renewed three times (twice for MARINA items).
  • Express books. These current bestsellers are not eligible for renewal after the 3-week borrowing period.
  • Interlibrary loan items from OCLC are not eligible for renewal.
  • Items borrowed on an Educator account.

Interlibrary loan materials from Marina may be renewed 2 times, but a staff member must perform the renewal for you.  You can call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001, email mcpl.ill@montgomerycountymd.gov or ask at any branch.

You will not be able to renew items if you owe $25.00 or more in outstanding fines, lost charges, and/or overdues. See Paying Fines or Fees and the interlibrary loan page

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  1. im pretty sure that i am the one that had the hold on the books i would like to renew. How do i know whether there is someone else waiting on these copies of the book.
    i needed to renew and the librarian had suggested i extend the loan on line. that is not working.
    by susan on May 29, 2013.

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