Answered By: Meg Holle
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 3327

If you are not done with a book, TV series or other physical item before its due date, try to renew it for more time. Renewal is not always possible, usually because another person has a hold on it. See all reasons why an item cannot be renewed. 

Items eligible for renewal...

  • Can be renewed twice.
  • Get 3 weeks each renewal, calculated from the date renewed.
  • Can be checked out again immediately after 2 renewals if you bring it to one of our locations.

Renew by phone
Monday–Saturday, call Customer Service: 512-974-7475
On Sundays, call Ask a Librarian: 512-974-7400, Option 1 

Renew online 

  1. Log in to My APL: Checked Out. If you have never logged in, register with the catalog.
  2. Click Renew next to the title you want to renew. 

    A checked out book is shown with Renew indicated in the lower right.

    If you do not see Renew, select  to reveal the option.  

    If renewal is possible, a message will say Successfully renewed.
    If renewal is not possible, a message will say Item not renewable. 

Note: If it says Cannot Renew, it is an OverDrive item. You may be able to renew it through your OverDrive account. Learn more about renewing OverDrive items.