Renewals and Overdue Items

All items have a due date that is printed on a receipt that is given to you when you check out. You can also check these due dates by logging into your account with your library barcode and PIN. Loan periods vary and GDL never makes an item due when the libraries are closed. Please note: You can turn in library materials to ANY of our 19 branch locations.


You can renew most items online.

  1. Go to My Account from the Catalog on the GDL website.
  2. Type in your library card barcode and PIN
  3. Click on the link that reads “Items currently checked out”. The list will allow you to select the items you wish to renew and then click on the “Renew Selected” button on the page. Otherwise, you can click the “Renew All” button and the system will attempt to renew all of your checked out items.

If another patron has requested that item, it will not be renewed. You may renew GDL-owned items a maximum of 2 times. After the second renewal, you MUST return the item to the library.

You will not be able to renew items if your library card has expired. If this is the case, you’ll get an error message stating that your “Registration is Expired”. Library cards expire after 3 years, and we require that you bring in your photo ID showing your current address so that we may update your record.

Overdue Items

Items that are overdue may be assessed a late fee of $2.00. Please note that you can return ANY library item to ANY GDL branch in Genesee County. Library hours vary by location.