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Renew a library book

If you can't return your library items before the due date, you can renew them to avoid a fine.

We'll automatically send you an email to remind you to renew your items 3-7 days before they're due back. If you've not received a reminder, log in to your library account to check we've the right email address for you.

Renew your library items online

You'll need your library card number and your pin number to renew your loans online.

Renew your library books online


Can't remember your pin number? We can email you your pin number if you know your library card number. Request an email with your pin number

Other ways to renew your library items

You can renew your library items:

  • Over the phone: 0300 303 8876, Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm. We're closed for training on Monday between 11am-11.30am. You'll need your library card number when you ring.
  • In person: you can renew your loans at any library in the borough. You'll need to bring your library card with you but you don't have to bring the items you want to renew. Find your nearest library.

Library items that can't be renewed

You won't be able to renew your library items if:

  • An item has been reserved by someone else.
  • You've renewed an item 10 times already. Once you've renewed 10 times, you'll need to bring the item back to the library for us to check. You may be able to borrow the item again immediately, depending on demand.

Contact

0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Did you know?

Joining a library is FREE. You can join any library in England and Wales to use their facilities.

So, if you can't find it with us, take a look at the services on offer at a different library.

Join Rochdale borough libraries

It only takes a couple of minutes to join the library online. You can use your library membership to:

  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Access a range of online resources.
  • Borrow items from any library in the Greater Manchester Consortium.

Please remember to bring identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

Join the library