You do not need to come in to the library to renew your materials. Your items will automatically renew two days before their due date, as long as there are no holds placed on them by other patrons. Each automatic renewal grants you another full loan period from your original due date. A Canton Public Library item with no holds will automatically renew four times.
You will receive a courtesy notice email to alert you that an item has been automatically renewed. The courtesy notice will include the new due date. You can also confirm your due dates in My Account.
You may also renew your materials yourself when you choose. If you would like to manually renew items:
- Online: In your My CPL dashboard, under My Borrowing select Checked Out. Select all in the top left and choose renew all in the bar that pops up at the bottom of your screen, or individually renew by selecting the renew button next to the particular item.
- By Phone: Call 734-397-0999 (option #3 for Checkout Desk) and a staff member can assist you
- By Text Message: Sign up for text message alerts. Once you are signed up with your library card, keyword "ra" to 833-568-7876 (the number that sends your alerts) to renew all of your items. You can also text keyword "MYBOOKS" to check on the status of all your checked out items.
Be aware that you may not be able to renew an item if other patrons are waiting to borrow it.
Books borrowed through MeLCat have a loan period of 28 days. Due dates for your items can be found in your My CPL account. MeL books will auto-renew one time. Most audiovisual items borrowed through MeLCat have a loan period of 14 days; these are not renewable. Items borrowed from libraries outside of Michigan do not auto-renew.
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