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How do I renew a book today

Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018  |  1 Views

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Thanks for asking! If you're still in search of a solution on this, there are a couple of options you can use. 

Often the simplest is to just call any Omaha Public Library location during its open hours - certainly our Main Library at 402-444-4800 between 10AM and 8PM on Wednesdays. Our staff will ask you for your library card number and some other information, and it's quite easy to try to renew a book. 

You can use our online catalog to check the status of your account and attempt to renew a book anytime. Visit our website at and look for the option that says "Log In/My OPL" - for desktop users, it's almost always in the top right corner of the screen. Sign in with your library card information and look for an option that says "Checked Out" - this will show you the items you have borrowed, and the renewal option will be in the same sub-page. You can also follow this direct link; it will ask you to sign in, but it should take you directly to your Checked Out page afterward. 

Some users prefer our telephone renewal service, which is also available 24/7. Call 402-444-4100 to access an automated phone system. It will take you through a couple of prompts for account information, but then you can use it for basic functions like renewal and checking the status of your holds. 

There are a few circumstances that might limit the ability to renew a book - most commonly, another patron may have requested the title, or if the book has reached its maximum number of renewals - but our staff and the automated systems will alert you to that. 

If you're asking about an ebook or other digital loan, the process is a little different. See this article for details. 

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