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SOLO - Search Oxford Libraries Online: Renewals & your account

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Renewing books using SOLO

Renewing your books and viewing current and past loans

1.  To renew you books first Sign on to SOLO using the options in the top right hand corner (for more information see signing on to SOLO for information about usernames and passwords)

2. Choose My Account (top right) 

3. Choose Loans on the left.

4.  You will see a list of your current loans in the body of the screen. Click Renew All to renew all of your books. Alternatively, to renew selected items use the tick boxes to the left of each item and then choose Renew Selected.

In most cases when you click renew you will see an on screen message reading renew successful.  Occasionally your renewal will fail and you will see the message renew not allowed. The most common reasons for a renewal failing are:

  • the item has reached its maximum number of renewals
  • the item has been held (reserved) by another reader
  • you have a fine of £10 or more on your record.

If you need help with a renewal or your renewal has failed please contact the Library from which you borrowed the item.

At the top of the screen Historic Loans allows you to view items that you have borrowed in the past (please note that this will only cover the period from 18 July 2011 onwards).

Fines, blocks and messages

To view your fines or any blocks on your account choose Fines and Fees or Blocks and Messages.

Library staff may also leave a message for your under Blocks and Messages.

Setting your email address and default settings

You can use Personal settings to:

  • set your email address
  • set your SMS details
  • choose default settings for the number of search results to appear on each page

Please note that setting your email address will make it quicker and easier for you to send items from SOLO to your email address.   However, it does not update your contact details in the Library membership database.   If you change your email address please inform Library staff.   This is important because if you need to reset your Library password, reset details will be sent to the email address recorded in the Library membership database (not the email address you have given in SOLO).