San Mateo County Libraries

San Mateo County libraries now offer automatic renewals

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If you need more time to read that library book or watch the movie you’ve checked out, San Mateo County Libraries is now providing it to patrons through a newly launched Automatic Renewals system.

All eligible items will automatically renew one day before the due date. The new system aims to help patrons avoid overdue fines.

San Mateo County Libraries along with city libraries (such as those in Redwood City) and the Peninsula Library System now offer automatic renewals on checked out items unless patrons owe fines over $15.

Those who entered an email account into the library system will receive a notification that lists which items were successfully renewed and which were not, if applicable. Patrons will continue to receive pre-overdue notices for checked out items.

Items deemed not eligible for automatic renewal are those that are on hold for other patrons, those that have reached their renewal limit (each city or college library system has their own renewal limit), non-traditional items and devices and items that have already expired.