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Checkout and Renewing Materials

Whether an item may be renewed or how many times an item may be renewed is dependent on the item.

  Checkout Period Renew Notices Sent By
Books - Regular & Children's 4 weeks Yes, total of 8 weeks E-mail
Videos/Periodicals 3 days Yes, total of 6 days E-mail
Equipment/1 Day Reserves 1 day Yes, total of 2 days E-mail
Short Term Reserves 3 hours Yes, total of 6 hours E-mail

Ways to Renew

Items can also be renewed in person, over the phone (218-281-8399), online, or by e-mail

Renewing Online

Use this link to Your Account to renew online or go to the Library Catalog webpage. 

To renew items, you can either do it yourself online or have a librarian assist you. Depending on the items you have checked out, you can either renew items individually or renew all.

To renew items yourself online:

  1. Go to the UMN Crookston Library Catalog
  2. At the top right of the screen you will see "Sign In"
  3. After you log in, using your University of Minnesota login and password, click on your name.
  4. To the left of your name, a link that reads "MY ACCOUNT" should appear. Click on that link, and the overview of your account should appear.
  5. To renew items, click on the "LOANS" tab.

To renew an item by email:

  • please include the title and call number if it is a book and the magazine or journal name and the date, or volume and issue for a periodical and send to Ashley Helgeson -

Renewing Interlibrary Loan Materials

To renew interlibrary loan material contact the Interlibrary Loan Office representative Ashley Helgeson - - 218-281-8399. The ability to renew interlibrary loan materials is dependent on the library that lends it to us.