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You may borrow for up to 21 days. Most items are eligible for up to 3 renewals of 21 days each. See exceptions below, including LINK+ and InterLibrary Loan items.

Renew Online

You can renew materials online by logging in to your library card account:

Renew By Telephone

To renew items by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call: (415) 557-4511. See Renew Items by Telephone for detailed information.

Renew In Person

Renew items in person at the Main Library or any neighborhood Branch location.

Some items cannot be renewed due to:

  • Outstanding holds (requests) by other patrons
  • Fines greater than $10
  • Any item checked out to you is overdue by 60 or more days
  • An expired Library card account
  • Already renewed as many times as is allowed
  • Too soon to renew (cannot be renewed any sooner than 2 weeks prior to the due date)
  • eBooks, LINK+ or ILL (see below for details).

LINK+ Renewals

  • LINK+ books may eligible for one renewal. LINK+ materials cannot be renewed via the SFPL automated telephone renewal service. LINK+ materials cannot be renewed any sooner than 72 hours prior to the due date. Overdue Items might not be eligible for a renewal.

InterLibrary Loan Renewals

  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items may be eligible for one renewal. Only ILL staff can renew items; call 415-557-4406. Items that are non renewable will note that on the information band. Overdue items are not eligible for renewal.