You may usually renew library resources up to five times, provided they have not been reserved (hold placed) by another user.

Before an item goes overdue you will be contacted by email to alert you that the item is due back shortly. This will suggest you renew or return the item before a fine accrues. Your preferred email address may be changed in My UWE.

Items that cannot be renewed include:

  • Short loan items
  • Inter-Library-Loans
  • Items with holds
  • You are also unable to renew items if you have over £5 in accrued charges, or in accruing fines

Renewals can be made..

in person

At Frenchay Campus (Bolland) Library you can renew items at the the Self-Service Machines. At all other campuses you can renew in person at the Desk.


At any time on the Library Catalogue,

  • Follow your campus login link.
  • Click on the 'My Account' button at the top of the screen.
  • Select the 'Renew My Materials' option.
    (You will need your UWE ID and PIN number.)

by telephone

All library users may use the 24 hour automated renewals system:

0117 32 82092.

For details please see 'Using The 24-Hour Telephone Renewals Service'.