Most materials may be renewed up to three times from the Santa Barbara Public Library System, or from another Black Gold Cooperative Library System member library. Items may NOT be renewed if:
Renewals on circulating materials are for an additional 21 day period from the date of the renewal. 7 Day Express items are not renewable.
NEW! Auto Renew
This convenient service will automatically renew your eligible materials on the due date. You won't have to lift a finger. Library items will be automatically renewed two (2) days before the due date as long as no holds have been placed on them by other library customers. Items may be renewed a maximum of three (3) times.
Auto Renew FAQ
Why didn't my item auto-renew?
Will all my items be renewed?
Library items will be automatically renewed as long as no holds have been placed on them by other library customers. Items may be renewed a maximum of three (3) times. This includes automatic and manual renewals.
What items are eligible for auto renew?
Items that are normally available for manual renewal through My Account are eligible for auto renewal.
What items cannot be auto renewed?
Express items, *rental items, *magazines, items with a holds queue, digital items and items that have reached their maximum number of renewals or are already overdue will not be auto renewed.
* May be renewed in some locations. Check with your library.
Will I receive a notification on what has been auto renewed?
You will only be notified about what has been auto renewed if you receive email notifications. Change your preference for receiving library notices in My Account.
Will I be notified if an item can't be renewed?
If an item can't be renewed, you will be notified of its due date if you receive email notifications. Change your preferences for receiving library notices in My Account.
Do I lose days on the auto-renewal?
No. The due date advances the appropriate amount based on the material type and the original due date. For example, if you have a book due on the 3rd, the system will send you an email two days in advance (on the 1st) letting you know that your item's due date has been extended to the 24th.
Can I still renew manually?
Yes. In addition to having auto renew in place, you will be able to renew online, by phone or in person as before.
Can I opt out of auto-renew?
No. Auto renew is a feature that is available to all Black Gold Library card holders without exception.
Renewals may be requested in person at your local Library, or:
To renew Online via the Library catalog:
To renew by telephone: