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Items borrowed on extended loan can be renewed

Author: Dawn Mick

ISU Library materials (books, journals, DVDs, etc.) that were borrowed on extended loan can be renewed now. 

Cardinal background with gold triangle and yellow border with yellow diagonal stripe in upper left and lower right corners. Left aligned black text on gold rectangle "RENEW MATERIALS" next line "BORROWED ON" next line "EXTENDED LOAN NOW."Renew items 3 ways:  

1. Online: Renew via the Library homepage (, as follows: 

  • Select My Library Card on the Library homepage 
  • Login with either your NetID and password OR your email and Open Athens password 
  • Select Loans to view a list of the items currently checked out to you 
  • Select Renew (or Renew All) to renew desired titles   

2. Telephone: Call 515-294-3961. Have your NetID or ISU Library Visitor Card number ready. 

3. In person: Items can be renewed or returned during open hours at any of the university libraries: Parks, Veterinary Medicine, or Design Reading Room. Please bring your ISUCard (or ISU Library Visitor Card) and the items you wish to renew. 

Please note: Renewals are now limited to three years. Materials exceeding three years must be returned and may be rechecked out at any of the university libraries: Parks, Veterinary Medicine, or the Design Reading Room. Patrons may check out the same items immediately, provided there are no holds or other reasons to prevent it.  

If you have questions about the extended loan renewal process or would like to return items by mail at no charge, email or call 515-294-3961.