Renewing Research Desk books

By | 30 July 2012

This should be possible for you, the Reader & Research Desk card holder,  to do yourself  from anywhere in the world where you have access to the internet using the My Account section of SOLO, once you have logged on using your Oxford Single Sign On username and password.

Full explanation via both text and a video is available via the SOLO Libguide:

In most cases when you click renew you will see an on screen message reading renew successful.

You will not be able to renew for longer than to the end of July 2013.  If your University Card/Library Card/Readers Ticket (all the same bit of ID)  needs to be renewed before then,  you will not be able to renew beyond the date on your existing card.

Occasionally your renewal will fail and you will see the message renew not allowed. The most common reasons for a renewal failing are:

  • the item has reached its maximum number of renewals
  • the item is already overdue
  • the item has been held (reserved by another reader)
  • you have a fine of £10 or more on your record.

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