Answered By: Justin Broce
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2018     Views: 4520

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. 

*Note: Eligible physical items will automatically renew  on the day they are due without you having to take any action. This does not include items with holds or items that have reached their renewal limit. You can still manually renew items as well in all the ways listed below.

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
Call Customer Service at 512-974-7475.

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.