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User Services : Renewing and Returning Library Items

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library's User Services Page

Renew Your Library Items

Renewing Library Items

  May I renew Library items?

Yes. Library items may be renewed a maximum number of three (3) times if other patrons have not requested them. Additional renewals can be made at the discretion of the Public Services staff.

  How do I renew Library items?

Library items may be renewed by the Library's Circulation Desk in person or by calling (256) 782-5758. (Library's operating hours) Items may also be renewed by going to your Library Account. Please check to make sure the item’s due date has changed when renewing online.

Returning Library Items

  Where can I return Library items?

Library items may be returned to the Library's Circulation Desk. When the Library is closed, you may return items to the book returns at the Library’s entrances or to the book return in the Library’s parking lot. However, if an item is large or fragile, please return it to the Library's Circulation Desk.