How do I Renew Library Items?

All library items have unlimited renewals unless another customer has placed a request for it.

Starting December 1st, 2013, there will be a limit of 6 renewals per item.


Renew Online

  1. After reading these instructions, click on the My Account link at the top of the page.
  2. Enter your library card number and 4-digit PIN and click on the "Submit" button.
  3. Click on "items checked out." You may need to scroll down to see all of your list.
  4. If you want to renew a few items on your list, check the box in front of each item you want to renew and press "Renew Selected" Otherwise, click on "Renew All".
  5. Scroll down to see the new due dates. If your item did not get renewed, a message will appear next to the title telling you why not.

Renew by Phone


Phone renewal is available:
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

  1. To begin, DIAL (480) 312-READ (7323)
  2. Do not hang up if the line rings for a long time. This means you are in the queue and the system will pick up.
  3. Please have your library card ready so that the Call Center staff may assist you with your renewal.

More Questions?

What is my PIN?

Your PIN is a secure number assigned when you first get your library card. If you do not have a PIN, leave the box on the login form blank and you will be prompted to assign one.

If you have forgotten your PIN, please call us (480) 312-READ (7323) so that we may assist you with getting a new one.


Where is the BARCODE on my item?

Books -- on the back cover (top edge) or inside the back cover. Do not confuse with the publisher's barcode. Ours has "Scottsdale Public Library" printed near the barcode.
Videos -- on the front of the videocassette.
CDs, DVDs & Audio Books -- on the back of the plastic case.


May I renew an overdue item?

Yes, you may renew an overdue item. The fine will be added to your account.


What is the checkout period & Library Fines Policy?

NEW Books and DVDs
May be checked out for 2 weeks, and will incur a .50¢/day late fee.

NEW DVDs
May be checked out for 1 week, and if overdue will incur a .50¢/day late fee.

NEW Audiobooks
May be checked out for 2 weeks, and will incur a .20¢/day late fee.
All other library materials may be checked out for 3 weeks, and will incur a .20¢/day late fee.

Most Wanted Movies
May be checked out for 3 days, may not be renewed, and will incur a .50¢/day late fee.

Most Wanted TV Series
DVDs and books may be checked out for 2 weeks, may not be renewed, and will incur a .50¢/day late fee.


How Many items may I check out?

You may have up to 30 items checked out at any one time.


Why can't I renew my item?

The most common reasons are:

  1. It has been requested by another customer.
  2. You have renewed the same item more than 6 times.
  3. You have $15 or more in fines.
  4. Your card has expired or will expire before item is due back.

What if the answer to my problem isn't listed here?

Please call the library at (480) 312-READ (7323) to speak with a staff member so that we may assist you with your specific concern.

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