Online Renewals 

To renew online, you must have a library PIN. If you have forgotten or do not have a PIN, you can set or reset one. To do this, visit the login page and click on the "I forgot my PIN" link. You will receive an email with a link to a page where your PIN can be set. After setting your PIN, you will be logged in. Click on the "My Account" link, then the “Checkouts” tab to renew checked-out items.

If you already have your PIN, just click on the “My Account” link on the library homepage to log in directly to your account.

Please note that students may renew journals 7 times and books 10 times before items have to be brought back to the desk for re-checkout. Faculty and staff may renew journals 26 times and books 30 times before these items reach their renewal limit and have to be returned to the desk for re-checkout.

In-person Renewals

Non-reserve items may be renewed at the circulation desk of any LSU Libraries' service point by presenting the items for renewal along with a current ID or public patron card. While electronic items cannot be renewed, they may be checked out again to the previous user as long as enough machines are available for other patrons.

Self-Check Renewals

Non-reserve items may be renewed using the self-checkout machine on the 1st floor.

The following materials may not be renewed:

  • reserve materials, including electronic items
  • items on hold
  • items held by borrower whose ID is blocked
  • materials that have been renewed up to ten times