How To

Renew Library Materials

Patrons in good standing may renew their materials in person or by phone, if there are no requests for the item.  Registered SMSU students, faculty, and staff may also renew their items online using their PIN number, established when obtaining their card.

For Online Renewal:

1. On the Knott Library page, click on the Renew Items (SOT and EI only) link.

2. Enter in the numbers,0,&FormId=1014452 from the barcode on the back of your library card into the box labeled, Patron/Alternate ID Number.

3. Enter your PIN number.

4. Click on the check box(es) next to the title(s) you want to renew.

5. Complete the renewal by clicking on “Renew Checked Items.”


View Items on Reserve

To view library items the professors have placed on reserve:

Go to the Knott Library Catalog
Click on the word “Search”
Click on the button at the top that says “View Reserves”
Select the instructor and/or course you wish to check
Click on “Show Reserves”
There are options to sort the list in alphabetical order by title, by course, etc.
To view the full record for an item, click on the title

*Note. The professor may have placed photocopied articles, personal copies of books or other material that is not cataloged into our system.  The librarian at the circulation desk can help you with these items.