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Using the College Library

Renewing Items

Students may borrow up to 10 standard loan items from the Main Library for 7 days during Full Term. Each item can be renewed three times. You can do this online, at the issue desk or by emailing library@girton.cam.ac.uk. Please note, items borrowed during vacation periods cannot be renewed.

PIN:

To renew items online you will need a Library PIN. If you do not know your PIN please ask a member of library staff or email us at library@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Renewing items:

  • Log into your account using your barcode (5 digit code beginning with ‘V’ on the back of your university card) and PIN.
Screenshot highlighting area where you need to log-in
  • Once you've logged in, click on the 'Account' tab on the main toolbar, which should be the the third tab from the left.
  • You will see a list of the items you currently have on loan. Select an item you wish to renew by clicking in the corresponding tickbox on the far right-hand side (as highlighted below) and then click the 'Renew' button, on the top left-hand side. You can only select one item at a time.
The loans tab on Heritage, where the items you have on loan are listed and can be renewed.
  • Once you have completed the renewal, you will be able to see the new due date and how many times each item has been renewed.

Why can’t I renew the items on my account?

There are a number of reasons you may not be able to renew the items on your account:

  • You might have already renewed your item/s 3 times (this is the maximum amount you are allowed)
  • Your item/s might be overdue
  • You item/s might have been reserved by another student

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Library staff are always happy to provide support and assistance. You can book an appointment with us or ask us a question via library@girton.cam.ac.uk.

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