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Renew & Return

When you check out materials from the University Libraries, you will be able to renew and extend your check-out time in most cases.  Refer to the information below to learn more.  



Most books may be renewed for an unlimited number of times, unless recalled by another patron. Books may be renewed in any of the following ways:

In-person at the Circulation Desk

 Call 303-492-7477


 Online using My Chinook

  Learn more about Borrowing



We print a receipt for all books checked out at one time, indicating the due date for each item. These dates may vary with item type. Should you be billed for an item and later return it, there’s a non-refundable service charge of $10.00 per item. Various notices will be sent out reminding you to renew or return your books before a bill is generated.

Return Materials

Bring your returns to the Norlin Library Circulation Desk or any of our other libraries during open hours. Ask for an e-receipt or place the materials in our desk-side return bins.

William M. White Business Library 

NOTE: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Spring 2021: The Business Library is closed due to renovation.
The Information Commons has a book drop that is open 24/7. The Business Commons is open 24/7 and is accessible after hours by swiping your Buff One card.

Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library 
External book drop in the airlock entry on the south side of the building. It’s not accessible if the outside doors of the building are locked, but it’s accessible some of the hours the library isn’t open. Maps shouldn’t be returned in the external book drop.

The L.H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics & Physics Library  
Drive-up, outdoor book drop located on the west side of the Mathematics Building.

The Howard B. Waltz Music Library  
Indoor book drop on North end, first floor of the College of Music Building (IMIG) by the elevator. Please always return CDs to the Music Library and please don't return them at any other library.

Norlin Library 
Book drops are located on or near both the east and west entrances.

William A. Wise Law Library 
The book drop is inside the Wolf Law Building. It’s accessible when the building is open.


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