Need to renew a book?

Sign in to renew your library books

You can renew your library loans in the following ways:

  1. Online: using the library catalogue
    1. Go to and 'Sign In' at the top right of the screen.
    2. Enter your ID number/barcode number and PIN.
    3. Your barcode is the number underneath the barcode on your student card. Your PIN is usually your date of birth i.e. ddmmyy.
    4. Once signed in, click on your name and then on 'My Library Card'


      1. In the 'Overview' section, click the 'Renew All' button to renew all items issued to you
      2. or in the 'Loans' section, click on 'Renew' for the individual item you wish to renew
  2. In the library: use the self-service machines to renew or come to the Library Help Desk. You do not need to bring your books, just your Goldsmiths card.

  3. By phone on 020 7919 7189

  4. By email to library (

You will not be able to renew books yourself if:

  • Your record is blocked
  • An item is reserved

If you encounter any problems renewing your items contact us:

Phone - 020 7919 7189

Email - library (