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Borrowing Information: Book Renewals

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Coronavirus Exception: Automatic Renewals and Waived Overdue Fines


Due to the coronavirus emergency, the CUNY Office of Library Services has automatically renewed all CUNY books that have been checked out as of 10am, Monday, March 16, 2020. Until further notice, there  is no need to come to campus to return books. After each renewal, you will receive a courtesy notice with the new due date.

Also, due to the health emergency, Brooklyn College is suspending regular overdue fines and recall overdue fines. Overdue Reserve Fines will still be in effect.
If you have any questions about your Library record, renewals, new due date, fines or registration stops, please email Or you can call 718-951-5328. Library staff, working remotely, will be answering calls on that number.

Books may be renewed online.

All CUNY circulating material (that is not overdue) may be renewed online:

  • Open your browser and type in the URL:
  • Click on Renew/My Account.
  • Enter your 14 digit library barcode (beginning with 2) in the textbox marked Barcode. (Do not enter spaces or dashes.)
  • As your Password, enter your 14 digital library barcode again. (NOTE: Your library barcode will remain your password unless you change it.)
  • Then click on Log In.

When you are in your patron record, you may renew charged out material:

  • Click on the underlined number to the right of Loans.
  • Find the item(s) you wish to renew and check the appropriate box(es).
  • From the orange menu at the top, choose Renew Selected.
  • If your renewal is successful, the list of renewed books will display. Otherwise, an error message will show up.

When you are finished looking at your record, click on End Session or Logout (at the top).

Books may be renewed in person.

In the Brooklyn College Library, books are checked out and renewed at either the Music Desk on the 2nd floor or Circulation Desk. In order to renew your book(s) in person, you must have a valid CUNY ID card. You must also be able to identify the specific book(s) for renewal.

For other reader categories, see Categories of Patrons. You may also contact the Circulation desk on the 1st floor, via, or at (718) 951-5335.

Contact Information

Library Circulation Desk 718-951-5328