Monday, February 26, 2007

Online Renewals

Did you know that you can renew online the library books that you have checked out of the Deane Law Library all by yourself. All you have to do is enter the library catalog and click on the link to My Library Account, which is up in the dark blue part of the page. You must then fill in your first and last name and 700 number, which can be found on your Hofstra I.D. card, and click submit. This will then take you to your patron record page. Click on the number of items you have checked out and you will be taken to a page listing the items with little boxes next to each item. Above the list are icons that say "renew all" and "renew selected". If you only want to renew some of your items, check the boxes for those items and click renew selected. If you want to renew all, don't check any boxes and just click the renew all icon.

All the loan rules that we follow at the circulation desk are still being followed by the computer when you renew online. So if you try to renew an item that has no renewals left or it is too early to renew it, the renewal will not go through online.

Hopefully online renewals will make it easier for you to avoid overdue fees. Now, even if you can't get to campus, you can still have your books renewed.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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