Due dates are stamped on all library items when you check them out of the library. You, the borrower, are responsible to know when the item is due after that. The library does everything it can to send Courtesy Notices before an item is due, Overdue Notices after the due date has passed, and finally a Bill Notice once an item is ‘lost’. The library does not like having to send the last type any more than you like getting them! The easiest, fastest and overall best way to avoid notices is to renew your items. The library has several ways to do that:
The majority of circulating materials have a ‘limit’ of three renewals. After that you need to bring the item back to the library to be renewed. Three renewals for a book stacks book means that you could effectively have an item for four months before having to renew it in person with the item in hand. We want you to think about if you are actively using the materials after that time, or if they can be returned to the library and be available to other library users. Library materials stay in use this way, rather than stored in a locker, left on a desk, or hidden under some piece of furniture, which ultimately leads to some items getting lost.
Renewals can be blocked if you have overdue fines, billed items or if another person has Recalled the materials. Otherwise you have access to unlimited library renewals.