Automatic Renewal

Library materials automatically renew from the date of the original loan until they reach a maximum final due date. A courtesy email is sent before the final due date, after which items must be brought into the library to extend the loan.

Maximum Renewal Limits

  • U of M Faculty, Staff, and Retirees - 2 years
  • U of M Graduates - 1 year
  • U of M Undergraduates - 6 months
  • Special Privilege and Friends of the Library Borrowers - 3 months
  • Periodicals (All borrowers) - 3 weeks


  • Different renewal policies may apply to maps, reserve materials, music recordings and scores, 3-day loans, Learning Resources Center materials, and Law Library materials.
  • Recalls placed on checked out items become due within seven days.
  • Expiration of borrowing privileges prohibits additional renewals.

Please note: Interlibrary Loan items must be renewed through your ILLiad Account (U of M faculty, staff, and students only).


University of Minnesota Libraries

Circulation Staff

110 Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA