How can I renew the items on my account? How much longer will I be able to keep them once I renew them?


You can renew your items several different ways:

Renew them in-person at any of our branches by bringing your library card and ID to a staff member and asking them to renew your items.

Renew them by phone, by calling Main Reference at 505-768-5141 with your library card number ready or by emailing them at with you library card number, along with the title of the item you wish to renew.

Items can also be renewed online by logging into My Account with your library card number and PIN and following the steps below:

  1. Click My Account in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Log in, if prompted.
  3. Navigate to the Checkouts tab, then expand the desired section.
  4. Select the item or items you want to renew or use the Select All option to select all your current checkouts.
  5. Click Renew.

You may renew your items up to six times as long as no other patron has a hold on it and your account is in good standing.  Items will renew for the amount of time you originally checked them out for, three weeks.

  • Books, Magazines, Books on CD, eReaders, DVDs and Music CDs: 3 weeks

  • Museum Passes, Interlibrary Loans, Mobile HotSpots, Cake Pans, Ukeleles, Birding Kits: Not renewable

If you have any questions about renewing your items please call 505-768-5141 or email us at

  • Last Updated Jun 20, 2023
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