Renew your library items

While libraries are closed, all books and CDs on your card have been extended for six weeks. We will automatically renew your items until libraries re-open. We are not charging fines during this time.

Any fines due on DVDs will be waived when they are returned.

Find out how to request items in our new Select and Collect service

All the books and CDs you have borrowed have been extended for six weeks and all fines removed. Any fines due on DVDs from this time will be waived when they are returned.

Online services available:

  • You can borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks
  • use our Online Resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias or biographies, practice for your Citizenship or Driving Theory test, read today's newspapers from across the world with Pressreader or read magazines with rbDigital
  • Don't have a library card? Join for free online and start using our online services straight away

Online library events

Unless items are already reserved by someone else you can usually renew them for a further 21 days. You can renew your items up to four times before you need to take them to a library.

You cannot renew DVDs. You can keep these for longer but a further loan charge will be made (for each loan period) when you return them to the library.

How to renew books and other items


  • to login you will need your library membership number and 4 digit PIN
  • if you have forgotten your PIN you can reset it. Please note your PIN must be 4 numbers.
  • if you do not have a PIN contact your library

By phone

You can also renew items on your library card by phone using our automated phone line 24 hours a day.

  • call the number for your local library
  • when asked choose option 1 to use the automated renewals service and follow the instructions
  • you will need your library card
  • if you need help just press the * key on your telephone keypad to take you back to the menu then 0 (zero) to speak to a member of staff. Please note that staff are only available for assistance during library opening hours

In person

You can also renew books at any Barnet library. You will need to take your library card with you.

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