Libraries

Book Renewals

Renew WIU Library Books
Renew Borrowed Books (Interlibrary Loan)

No Bookmark

Purple Bookmark

Yellow Bookmark

 image of a hand holding a book with no bookmark image of a hand holding a book with a purple bookmark  image of a hand holding a book with a yellow bookmark 

There are four ways a user can renew WIU library books:

ONLINE:

Renew books directly in WestCat (using the MyAccount feature) from a public workstation in the library or by remote access through the Internet. Remember your library ID number is 21711+your University ID number.

EMAIL:

Reply to the email notice requesting a renewal of the library item(s).

University Library policy allows a maximum of two renewals per item. After two renewals the book(s) must be returned to the library.

CALL

Renew book(s) borrowed from Malpass Library by calling the Access Services (Circulation) desk at (309) 298-2705. For books borrowed from the branch libraries (Music, Physical Sciences, Curriculum) and the WIU Quad Cities (Moline), contact the appropriate branch directly.

IN PERSON:

Bring books to the Access Services (Circulation) desk to renew them.

Books with Purple Bookmarks (I-Share Requested Items) may be renewed:

ONLINE:

These items may be renewed online through "Your Account"

  1. Log in to your I-Share account. Choose "Checked Out Items" on right side of screen.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the item(s) then select the "Renew Selected Items" button.
EMAIL:

Reply to the email notice requesting a renewal of the library item(s).

CALL:

Renew book(s) borrowed from Malpass Library by calling the Access Services (Circulation) desk at (309) 298-2705.

Books with Yellow Bookmarks (ILLiad Requested Items) may be renewed:

ONLINE ONLY:

Note: Not all renewal requests will be honored. These requests are processed by the item’s lending library. WIU Interlibrary Loan staff control neither the length of the renewal nor whether a renewal request will be honored.

These items may be renewed online via ILLiad.

  1. Log in to your ILLiad account.
  2. Click "Checked Out Items" under the "View" section of the ILLiad Menu.
  3. Click the "Transaction Number" associated with the item you would like to renew.
  4. Click on the red "Renew Request".

You will see a note at the top that reads, "Your renewal request has been submitted. You will be notified if the item can not be renewed." If your renewal request has been approved, the due date will be changed in your Illiad account. If the renewal request is denied, you will be notified by email.