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AUBCAT - Library Catalog: Renew Items

A guide on how to use the Online Library Catalog to find books, theses, course reserves and other library materials, and on how to create an account allowing you to put items on hold, renew items online, and save searches.


You may renew your borrowed materials online, by logging in to My Account in the Library Catalog.  
  • Items may be renewed online ONE TIME ONLY.
  • Items CANNOT be renewed if they are overdue or have been reserved by another user. 
    Overdue items should be renewed, in person, at the Circulation Desk in the libraries, after clearing any outstanding fines.
How to renew items: 
  • Click on Renew Items, under My AUBCAT.
  • Enter your Name, Barcode Number, and if you are a FIRST TIME USER skip the PIN field.
  • You will be prompted with a new screen.
  • Type again your name, barcode, leave the PIN field BLANK, then enter a NEW PIN and reconfirm it. (The pin can be any alpha-numeric string between 8 and 30 characters in length, special characters are not accepted.)
  • Click the "Items currently checked out" link to view the materials you have checked out.
  • Select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column.
  • Click the "Renew Selected" button.
  • A new due date will appear in the "STATUS" column.

N.B.    Always check the STATUS column for information on the success or failure of your renewal. 
If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen.

For assistance, please contact the Access Services Department at Jafet Library
ext: 2619 - email: 

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Alberto Haddad
Jafet Library-American University of Beirut
961 1 350000 ext. 2990-2620