Leeds University Library

Renewing and returning

Standard items (including core texts) can be renewed up to 50 times, providing they are not recalled by another customer.
All other categories of loan cannot be renewed.

You may be unable to renew your items if, for example, you have lots of fines on your record or other overdue items.
The self-service page has advice on resolving these issues online.
If there is no online solution you will need to speak to us during core hours.

How to renew items

The easiest way is to check your Library record.
You don't have to be on campus to do this.

Students and staff of the University can also renew via the IT and Libraries tab in Minerva, the new portal and VLE.

You can also renew items via the Leeds Uni App.

Call 0113 343 5663. Press 0 to speak to a member of staff during core hours.

Renewing overdue items

How to return items

Please return items to the Library site you borrowed them from.

Laidlaw Library:
When the Library is open, use the return slots inside the Library next the lifts on the ground floor, or the slot outside the Hilary Place entrance to the library near the revolving door.
When the library is closed use the return slot outside the Hilary Place entrance.

Edward Boyle Library:
When the Library is open use the return slot in the foyer, near reception.
When the library is closed use the return slot outside near the Café. (This slot is locked during long holiday periods when the Library is closed: Christmas, Easter, August Bank Holiday)

Brotherton and Health Sciences Libraries:
When the Library is open, check the item in at a Self Issue unit or put it in the book return box outside the entrance.
Items cannot be returned to the Brotherton and Health Sciences Libraries when they are closed.

During vacations, return your items to the Library by post. What's the Library address?

If an item you think you have returned is still on your record:
Contact the Library as soon as possible.

If you are unsure of your items' return dates:
Check your Library record. It is automatically updated when recalls are made and will always show the correct return dates.