Renewing Materials

All borrowers will receive automatic renewals on eligible items.  See Loan Periods for information about the number of renewals permitted for each type of material.

The following materials will not automatically renew and should be returned to the library when due:

  • Items owned by Harford County Public Library
  • Overdue items
  • Requested items
  • Recalled items
  • Interlibrary Loan materials

Auto-renew will be blocked if there is any item with a "Lost" status on the library account. Auto-renew will be re-activated when the lost item is returned or the fine is paid.

Automatic renewals are completed 3 days before an item is due. Note that borrowers will receive the full length of the loan period. As a courtesy, patrons will receive notice of new due dates for renewed items through their email if their library account is set to receive email notifications. No other notice will be issued. Login to My Account to check when materials are due or contact the Circulation Desk.  

Patrons are responsible for returning materials by the due date whether or not they received a notification.