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Borrow, renew, return

These pages explain circulation services and policies at the Stanford University Libraries, including borrowing periods, renewals, and return policies. While policies vary by library and user privilege level (faculty, staff, undergraduate, alumni, etc.), books typically have longer lending periods than other materials, such as DVDs and media. Still have questions after reading these pages? Contact

View your library account

If you have a SUNet ID, you can log into My Account with SUNet ID to:

  • See a list of items checked out to you, and their due dates
  • Renew books
  • View or cancel recalls or holds
  • View your outstanding fines and pay them online

If you do not have a SUNet ID but you have a library borrowing card and set up a Library PIN number, you can log into My Account without SUNet ID to view your Stanford library account.

Records for items checked out from the Medical Library and the SLAC Library are not available through My Account.

If you have trouble logging into either My Account or My Account for non-SUNet ID users, be sure to check the settings on your internet browser. Cookies must be enabled and Javascript allowed to successfully log in.  If you have questions, please contact the Privileges office.