Renewals? They’re Automatic!

There are many reasons why a patron may wish to renew library materials. While cardholders can renew by using the MPPL app or by contacting Patron Services, the Mount Prospect Public Library recently launched an automatic renewal program.

Beginning October 1, if an item is eligible for renewal, it will automatically renew shortly after midnight on its due date. The account will update and the patron will receive an email notification that reflects a new due date. Most materials are limited to two renewals.

If an item is ineligible for renewal, a patron will receive a courtesy reminder email that the item is still due that day and not eligible for renewal. Reasons materials may not renew include:

  • Items have been requested/placed on hold
  • The two-renewal limit has been reached
  • The account is blocked
  • Item is on interlibrary loan
  • Items are eMedia resources (Hoopla, RBdigital)

To receive email notifications, cardholders may sign up on their account, or receive assistance at the Patron Services desk.