Automatic renewal

Providing that another user has not requested your items and provided that you have no outstanding fines, USW items will be renewed automatically. 

Please be aware that different maximum renewal periods apply depending on whether you have borrowed a USW or a Merthyr College item (see below).

Please note: Merthyr College items are not subject to automatic renewal but can be renewed manually (see below).

Library users must check their online library account and their USW email account regularly as these are the main communication channels for information about any borrowed items.

Maximum renewal periods are:-


High Demand  –  Until recalled by another user 

1 Week Loans  –  Until recalled by another user

Merthyr Tydfil College

Short Loan  –  Not renewable

1 Week Loans  –  Until recalled by another user  

4 Week Loans  –  Until recalled by another user 

My account

All Library members are provided with an account which can be accessed via the My account link on FINDit.

My account allows you to:

  • see your loans and the dates they are due back
  • manually renew your loans
  • view your requests and their status
  • see any fines you have incurred
  • save records to your e-shelf

You login to My Account using your student ID number and password.

Self Service

You can renew your books on the self service machines in any of the libraries.

Call, Email, Chat

Tel: 01443 482 540

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