Need to renew a book?

You can renew your loans online, by email, by telephone or in person at the self-service machines or Help Desk.

  1. On the online 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. By sending an email to library (

  3. By phone on 020 7919 7189

  4. 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.

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 (