How do I renew items?

The Peninsula Library System will automatically renew eligible items two days before the due date. The new due dates will be based on the original due dates. You will receive notification two days in advance of the due date alerting you which items have been renewed and which items cannot be renewed. Items with holds/reserves or that have reached the maximum renewal limit will not renew. Your library account must be current and have a balance of fifteen dollars ($15) or less for automatic renewals to work.

Other ways to renew:

BiblioCommons – renew through the My Borrowing menu item. From the “Checked Out” tab, select the items you wish to renew and click “Renew”. A new due date will appear indicating a successful renewal.

Classic Catalog – renew through either the “Renew Items” link or the “My Library Account” link. Login to the catalog with your library card number and PIN to access your account. If the center of the screen does not show the “# of Items Checked Out” and the title list, locate the link to “# of Items Checked Out” on the right side of the screen. The list of items you currently have checked out (“Items Currently Checked Out”) displays to the bottom of the screen. You may choose to renew everything checked out by clicking “Renew All” or you can choose which items to renew by checking the check box to the left of each item you want to renew. Click the “Renew Marked” button to renew only those items you selected. 

Text – renew through SMS text message via Shoutbomb.  Go to for instruction on how to register for text message alerts and renew your items.

Telephone – renew through telephone prompts can be done by calling (650) 638-0399. 

App – renew through mobile app from either the Apple Store or Google Play. Search for “Peninsula Library System” and choose your home library app. 

If you have any questions, please contact your local library.

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