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Renewing

By Telephone

412-648-7800

Telephone renewals are available during regular Hillman Library hours.

When calling to renew, please have the following information ready:

  • Your University of Pittsburgh Panther card or Special Borrowers Card number
  • The barcode numbers of the books you wish to renew

Privacy laws prohibit us from releasing information concerning your records over the telephone, so please have the above information ready when you call.

Telephone renewal restrictions:

  • Books that circulate for four weeks may be renewed up to three times
  • Books that circulate for two weeks can only be renewed once
  • Special Borrowers may renew their books once for another two weeks

Online

To renew your books online using PITTCat:

  1. Connect to PITTCat
  2. Choose My Account 
  3. Enter your University Computing Account (email) username and password. Special Borrowers Card holders enter the number on your library card located above the barcode and last name. Click OK
  4. A list of titles charged to your account appears. Click the checkbox under the Renew? column next to those titles you want to renew. Click Renew Items
  5. Verify renewal dates
  6. You may also request to have books renewed by presenting your Panther card at any one of the ULS Libraries
  7. Library Users can also access their account information and status
  8. If you want to verify your renewals or have questions about online renewals please call 412-648-7800

Term Loan Renewals for faculty and graduate students

The term loan policy is one term loan with unlimited renewals.

To renew your term loan books online using PITTCat:

  1. Log onto PITTCat
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Enter your University Computing Account (email) username and password. Click OK
  4. Check each box next to the item that you want to renew and then click the RENEW ITEMS button
  5. Verify renewal dates
  6. You may also request to have books renewed by presenting your Panther card at any one of the ULS Libraries