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Nursing: Renewing books online

Nursing resources

Renewing options

A few days before your item is due you should receive a courtesy reminder email about the due date (sent to your Vanguard email address).* If you need the book longer, renew the item by calling the library (714-966-6381) or go online and renew the book. Certain items, like DVDs and course reserve books, cannot be renewed online. 

*It is essential that you regularly check your Vanguard University email account or have your Vanguard University email forwarded to an email account that you regularly check. All official Vanguard University notifications are sent to your Vanguard University email address. 

Logging Into Your Library Account

You can access your library account to renew items or save lists by following the links from the library catalog. See the "Sign in" link at the top right and the "My Account / Sign in" link at the bottom right of the screen.

Library Catalog - Library Account Links

You can also bookmark the following address in your browser:

Next, you will need to select how you will sign in. Vanguard students, staff and faculty can click the top button. (If you check off the "Remember my selection" box, you will not need to redo this step in the future.)

Select a login service

Next follow the prompt and login with your account. Follow the instructions to to contact the VU IT Help Desk if you have any difficulties with your password.

SSO Login

You can also call (714-966-6381) or submit an online "Ask a Librarian" form with any questions.

Renewing items

To view the items you have checked out, first make sure you are logged into the online catalog. If you are, go the the library catalog and click "My Account" at the top right corner of the page:

My Account

Once you are in your account, either select the book you want to renew or click "Select All" and then click "RENEW ITEMS".

Online Catalog Renewal

Library Tools

Install LibKey Nomad!

  • Go to 
  • Select your browser
  • Download and install
  • Select Vanguard University
  • Go! Check out Wikipedia, PubMed, Sage, and other websites and look for LibKey links.
  • Look for the "Access Options" button on the websites you visit.

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