Renew library items

Once you have joined a library and have a library card and password you can reserve books, check your loans and renew items by logging into your library account via the library catalogue. If you need help in doing this see our library catalogue help pages. If you'd like to set up email alerts to remind you to renew your loans then also see our library catalogue help - other features page.

Log into your library account

Renewing items

Providing an item has not been reserved by another borrower, you can renew online or by telephone three consecutive times before you have to take your loan(s) to a library to renew in person.

Renew online via the library catalogue. You will need your library card and password to log into your account.

Renew your items by phone. Call any library to do this.

Remember, if you don't return or renew your books on time, you will need to pay a library charge.

Overdue items

We charge for the late return of items. People under 16 and over 65 are exempt from fines on books.  

Charges for late returns

Charges are per item per day. The maximum fine for all items is £5.

  • Books - 15p
  • Spoken word CDs - 30p
  • DVDs - 60p

Note: Registered blind, partially sighted and hearing impaired people who reside within the borough of Bury are not liable for the above audio, and DVD hire charges.

How to pay

You can pay library charges in person when you visit any library. Library staff will inform you of the amount you need to pay. You can also pay charges via self-service machines in several of our larger libraries.