Renew Items

You are able to renew items; however, an item that has a hold on it for another patron
cannot be renewed.  Ways you can renew items:

  • Materials may be renewed in person, at any Allegheny County Library
  • By calling the Automated Phone Renewal System 412-622-1895
  • Calling the library at 412-885-2255
  • Online: Visiting the online catalog. Click, "My Account" to sign in with your library card number and PIN number.
  • Text Message Renewals:
    • First text: SIGNUP+your-14-digit-barcode+PIN to 412-459-7442 (You must include the plus signs)
    • Once you sign up, you will receive texts confirming your successful sign up. When you sign up you will be enrolled in hold pickup, renewal and overdue notices by default.
    • You can renewal individual items by list, text the keyword RL.
    • To renew all checked out items, text the keyword RA.
    • Text Message Notification & Renewal FAQ.
LOAN PERIODS:
  1. Books: 3 weeks
  2. Books-on-Tape/CD: 3 weeks
  3. CD-ROM Games: 3 weeks
  4. Puppets: 3 weeks
  5. Magazines: 1 week
  6. Music CDs: 1 week
  7. Videos/DVD's running less than 6 hours -- 1 week
  8. Videos/DVD's running more than 6 hours -- 3 weeks

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