Do I need to renew materials I have borrowed?

I have items that are checked out. Do I need to return them immediately? What if they are overdue?

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2020     Views: 173

Loans of UMass Amherst library materials borrowed prior to the Libraries' closing will be extended through February 3, 2021. This is also applicable to materials from Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke. Smith College items can be renewed through the online renewal form.

You can also renew your books at any time via the online renewal form.

Recalls of books and other items from all Five Colleges are suspended until the physical Libraries' buildings reopen. 

We will waive all fines that were accrued during the time the Libraries were closed.

If you have questions about an item on your account, please contact our Circulation staff at

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