Renewing Books Help Guide

If you receive a courtesy notice that an item you borrowed is due soon, you can renew the item yourself in our catalog. You can renew most items up to three times before they must be returned to the library

Access our printable handout for sample screen images that correspond with the explanation.


Start at the Login screen in the library catalog.

Click “Sign in,” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Credit Students and Employees:

  • Select “MyOakton Login” from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter your MyOakton Username and Password, and then click “Sign In."

Non-Credit Students:

  • First time users: To obtain your login, contact with your name and B# to request a User ID and Password.
  • Select "Special User/Non-Credit Login" from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter your User ID (library card number) and Password, and then click LOGIN.

Renew Items

  • Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click on “My Loans,” in the drop-down menu.
  • Select the institution from which you borrowed the books.
  • Click the box(es) to the right of each item you want to renew.
  • When all the books you wish to renew are selected, click “RENEW SELECTED” button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will receive a message that your books have been successfully renewed.

Exit Your Account

Always exit your account by selecting your name in the upper right-hand corner, and then selecting “Sign Out.”

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