You can renew most library materials and keep them for another three-week loan period. If another person is waiting to use an item, it cannot be renewed.

Renew online

Library materials may be renewed online the following ways:

  • Through My MCL. The My MCL Checked Out page displays all titles you currently have on loan from your library. You can use this page to view due dates, renew your loans and contribute ratings and comments. To renew an item through My MCL, simply check the checkbox next to the titles you want to renew, then click the Renew button. Titles listed on the Checked Out page are displayed in order of due date, with overdue items listed first, with the due date in red. A pop-up message will let you know if your renewal was successful.
  • Through the Classic Catalog
  • On your mobile device

Renew by phone

Renew with text messages.

To speak with a staff person, call 503.988.5342 (option 2) during Central Library's operating hours.

Call Automated Account Services at 503.988.5342 (available 24 hours a day). Please have your library account number and Password/PIN ready.

Renew in person

Renew items at any library location.