How to Use the Catalog: Renew

What is a Renewal?

If you are not done with a book, TV series or other physical item before its due date, try to renew it for more time. Renewal is not always possible, usually because someone has a hold on it.

See all reasons why an item cannot be renewed.

Items eligible for renewal...

Renew by Phone

Call Customer Service: 512-974-7475

Monday –Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Renew Online

  1. Log in to My APL: Checked Out.
  2. Click Renew next to the title you want to renew.

    An arrow points to the Renew button next to the DVD, Hidden Figures.

If renewal is possible, a message will say Successfully renewed.
If renewal is not possible, a message will say Item not renewable. 


Note: OverDrive items cannot be renewed in the catalog, but you may be able to renew them in your OverDrive account. Learn more about renewing OverDrive items.