Renew Items

Instruction on How to Renew Items Online, by Telephone or in Person


You can renew your materials online with your library card number and PIN/password. Renew materials Instructions:

  • Go to the Log In page.
  • Enter your Library card number or username, and PIN/password.
  • Select checkbox next to the item(s) you want to renew.
  • Click on the Renew button

By Telephone

To renew items by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call: (415) 557-4511. Or go to Renew Items by Telephone for more information.

In Person

Renew items in person at the Main Library or any neighborhood branch location.

Some items may not be renewable due to:

  • Outstanding holds (requests) by other patrons
  • Fines above $10
  • An expired Library card (Registration)
  • You may have already renewed the item the maximum number of times (3 renewals per item).

Call Borrower Services at 415-557-4400 for questions about your account.

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