How do I renew my physical library items?

Depending on the physical item type*, our system will do it for you! When your item is coming due, our system will attempt to automatically renew it for another 3 weeks if no one else has a hold/reservation on it. You'll receive an email reminder 3 days before the due date informing you whether materials have been automatically renewed or must be returned. Items will renew up to 5 times. 

Wondering about the status of your items or how much time you have left? Use your library card number and PIN to sign into SCL's Catalog & My Account site or the Scott Lib (MN) mobile app, available on iOS and Android. From there, you can view items you've checked out, how many times they've renewed, due dates, and much more.

*Due to demand, certain item types won't automatically renew. For example, eBooks and eAudiobooks from the eLibrary  may only be borrowed for 21-day periods without extensions. You may instead place a new hold to rejoin the line and borrow the item again. 

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1. I forgot my PIN number. How can I change or reset it?
2. How do I see what I have checked out?
3. I returned an item but it’s still on showing on my account OR I received an overdue notice. Why is that? Will I be charged late fines?
4. Do you charge daily overdue late fines?
5. My account is blocked and I can't check out more physical items. Why is that?
6. I lost an item, how can I pay for it?
7. How do I update my contact information (address, phone, email)?
8. My library card says it's expired or is close to expiring, how do I renew my privileges?
9. How do I renew my physical library items?
10. How do I pay for library charges?
11. How do I access my account?
12. What payment methods does the Library accept?
13. Is the credit card payment method used by the Library secure?
14. Is there a service charge or convenience fee for paying with a credit card?