Online Renewal
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You may renew books that are not requested by other users. Five renewals may be made on any loan, with the exception of the Multimedia Collection, the Course Reserve Collection, HKALL and Popular Books. You can renew your borrowed items online by logging into My Library Account, which contains information such as items checked out, items on hold, and fines owed.

To give extra convenience to our users, you can now renew overdue items online except under the following situations:

Borrowed Item Patron Record
  • has been renewed five times, or;
  • has been requested by another user, or;
  • is a popular book that has been renewed twice, or;
  • is a multimedia item that has been renewed twice, or;
  • is a Course Reserve with loan period of 2 hours (has been renewed once) / 24 hours / 48 hours, or;
  • in locations: Serials; or Special Collections & Archives, or;
  • is renewed too soon (before the second half of the loan period)
  • has reached the fine ceiling of HK$150, or;
  • has long overdue books / fines, or;
  • has overdue recalled items (once you have returned the recalled item, the renewal privilege is resumed), or;
  • has been marked: lost card, misconduct, or suspension

If there are fines involved due to late renewal after the grace period, you may settle the payment when you next visit the Library.