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Answered By: Kathy Kosinski
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016     Views: 217

To renew your checked out items, click on "Renew Books Online" from the library homepage. Log in and select the items you wish to renew and then click the "Renew Selected" button. 

Any of our GVSU-owned books can be renewed as often as needed, as long as they are not requested by someone else.

MeL books can usually be renewed once.

For books, the amount of extra time you get with each renewal depends on your GVSU status: 

  • Undergraduate students get 3 weeks with each renewal. 
  • Graduate students get 4 weeks with each renewal.

GVSU audio materials can be renewed up to 2 times, as long as they are not requested by someone else. Each renewal adds 2 weeks to your loan period.

GVSU video materials can be renewed once, as long as they are not requested by someone else. The renewal adds 1 week to your loan period. 

Videos borrowed from MeL cannot be renewed.

Laptops cannot be renewed. If you need to use it for a longer period of time, head back to the IT Helpdesk and if there isn't a wait for laptops, we can check it in and back out to you.

Magazines and Journals
Bound magazines and journals can be renewed twice, as long as no one else has requested them. Each renewal extends the loan period by 4 days. 

Curriculum Materials Library Materials
CML materials follow their own renewal policies. Everything available through the CML can be renewed twice, if it has not been requested by someone else.

Books and magazines
When renewed, the due date for books and magazines is extended by 3 weeks for undergraduate and 4 weeks for graduate students. 

Educational media
Each educational media renewal adds 2 weeks to the loan period. 


For more information on renewals, please visit the policies page. If you are unable to renew an item you believe you should still be able to, please check to make sure it hasn't been recalled, and then get in touch with us at the library. You can reach us by phone at (616) 331-3500 or by email at

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