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CLS and ILL Renewals

RENEWALS–Consortium Loan Service (CLS) 

Books from CLS may be renewed online through your My Library Account up to 3 times. Additionally, books may be brought to AU Library in-person for re-check out (doing so will reset the three time renewal limit).

Journal Volumes
Journal volumes from CLS can be renewed by contacting the Interlibrary Loan Office via email, phone, or in person.

Media materials from CLS cannot be renewed beyond their original five day loan period. If you need media material for longer than five days, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office.



1. Log in to your My Library Account
2. Click the "Checked Out" tab to access a summary of all the books on your account
3. Click the blue "Renew" button on the Checked Out Item summary
4. Select the items that you would like to renew
(Note: George Mason and Georgetown items are listed separately from the other WRLC libraries; Georgetown requires an additional log-in using your last name and full barcode number.)
5. Check the renewal status to see if your item was renewed successfully 

If you are having problems renewing, it may be for one of the following reasons: 

  • You have already renewed your books three times online and need to bring them to any consortium library to have them rechecked-out. 
  • A hold/recall has been placed on one of the books. 
  • You have $25.00 or more in library fines that you will need to pay off at any consortium library before you will be permitted to borrow further. 
  • Your library account has expired.

For help with any of these issues, please contact the Borrowing Desk at 202-885-3221 or


RENEWALS–Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL due dates and renewals are subject to approval by the lending library. Renewal requests can be submitted to the ILL office through your ILLiad account, by email or phone, or in person at AU library. 

AU ILL will notify patrons of the outcome of their renewal request via email after the lending library has made a determination.

Non-Renewable & Overdue Items
If you need to renew an ILL item that does not permit renewals (NO RENEWALS will be listed on the purple ILL label) or is past its due date, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office. Overdue items cannot be renewed on your ILLiad account. 



1. Log in to your ILLiad account, which can be accessed from the "Requests" tab of your My Library Account
2. Click "View/Renew Items" or "Checked Out Items" to access a summary of all ILL items checked out to your ILLiad account
3. Select the transaction number of the ILL request that you would like to have renewed, then select "Request Renewal" from transaction record
4. A tentative due date of four weeks in the future will become visible
5. AU ILL sends your renewal request to lending library
6. AU ILL notifies patron of approval or denial of renewal request

Interlibrary Loan Contacts

General ILL Office

Shane Hickey

ILL Coordinator

Andrea Paredes-Herrera

Borrowing Specialist

Alexander Mackintosh

Lending Specialist


ILL Hours:
Mon - Fri : 9am - 5pm

ILL Staff at Borrowing Desk:
Mon - Fri : 12pm - 1pm