You can allow your users to renew or extend their own loans one or more times by checking off "Allow self-renewal of loans" in the Loans section of:
Settings -> Loans & Reservations
Your users will then be able to self-renew a loan under the following conditions:
- The option is enabled by the admin as listed above
- The "Minimum Loan Percentage Complete before Self Renewal" setting has passed (this defaults to 50%, meaning they can only renew after half the loan has passed)
- The item is not overdue
- The item does not have any fees associated with it (e.g. per day or per loan fees)
- They have not reached the maximum number of self-renewals (see below)
In a future update, we will allow for paying late fees online and allowing self-renewal after the due date.
Self-Renewing a Loan
Going to "My Account -> Loans" will list all loans. If an item is allowed to be renewed, a "Renew" button will be listed in the Actions column:
The user will then be prompted to enter the new due date. This can be up until the item is needed for an upcoming reservation or a maximum of the "default loan length" for the item:
Number of self-renewals
You can set the "Maximum number of renewals" for a particular item by editing the item. You can also set a default for All Items or particular Item Types by setting the option in:
Settings -> Inventory -> Set Item Default Values
Please note that the option currently limits self-renewals only, admins can always renew a loan.