Online book renewals

Users are permitted to renew their borrowings any number of times provided there is no reservation for the same. If some user reserves the book(s), that time renewal is not possible.

Do you know online book(s) reservation is possible using your IISc credential?

Books are issued for 15 days. Please return or renew your borrowing/s on or before the last date marked on the date stamp slip, or else the borrowings will incur fine. Non-receipt of email / SMS reminders for any reason is not an excuse for non-payment of overdue charges.

You may renew your borrowing/s, online. Please follow the steps given below.

Note:  a. After a fresh issue, only the first 2-time online book(s) renewal is permitted.

            b. Overdue book(s) can not be renewed online. 

No. of days after the due date Fine to be paid (₹)
            01 to 15 Days          ₹ 1/ Day
            16 to 30 Days          ₹ 2/ Day
            After 30 Days          ₹ 5/ Day


1. Visit the online Catalogue Link

2. If the library name is shown as 'J.R.D. Tata Memorial Library', change it to 'Central Library' from the drop-down menu at the top, right-hand corner.

3. Click on 'My Account' to log-in to 'online catalogue' account.

4. Use the last 5 (five) digits of your ID number as the username. [<ex.- 12345 (For the academic year 2018-'19 up to students), ex.- 12345678912345678 Whole 18 digits, please remove the last digit, ex.- 1234567891234567 (For the academic year 2019-'20 onwards students)>, E1234 (for staff/ faculty put "0" {Zero} instead of "E"), 1234-A (for alumni)]

5. If you have already reset the default password, use that to log-in. Or else, use 'iisc' (without the quotes) as the initial password. You can change the password once you log-in

6. Click on the 'Items Checked out' tab.

7. In the next screen, click on the 'renew' button, to renew a book. Repeat this step to renew other books, if applicable. 

8. To change the default password, 'click on the 'Change Password' tab, and follow the instructions therein.

9. After completing the transactions, log-out of your 'online catalogue' account.

Should you have a problem in using the online book renewal feature, please get in touch with the library circulation desk staff.