Renewals & Recalls


To renew an item online, use the My Library Account link in CLIO.  The online service is available to registered borrowers at Columbia University, Barnard College and Teachers College with a currently valid University Network ID ("UNI") and password.

You may not renew books by telephone.

You can renew an item up to ten times from the original check-out date unless:

  • another borrower has requested it
  • an instructor needs it for course reserves
  • your borrowing privileges are suspended

Please return or renew items promptly to avoid fines and fees.

You may not be able to renew a book if another user has placed a recall or hold on it, or if it has been recalled for course reserves.


If a book you need is checked out to another user, you may place a recall or hold on it in CLIO.