What is LINK+?
A free service which allows Redwood City Library customers to borrow up to 20 books at a time from participating college and public libraries in California and Nevada. LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 9 million unique books. Users from member libraries electronically request an item not available in their own library, and it we deliver it for check out.
Why use LINK+?
The LINK+ service generally provides faster delivery than the traditional Interlibrary Loan Service because you place the request from the Library’s online catalog directly. Advantages to using LINK+ include being able to place the request remotely from your home or office, then monitoring the progress of your request at any time by viewing your own account record at your convenience.
How long does a LINK+ request take?
The time between making a request for an available item and receiving it at the Redwood City Public Library is approximately four days.
What is the maximum number of items I can request at one time?
20 LINK+ transactions (requests and checkouts).
How do I use LINK+ ?
Go to the Library’s catalog: www.rcpl.bibliocommons.com
With zero results, the catalog will offer:
Try your search
You may also search Link+ directly: http://csul.iii.com/
To place a request using the LINK + catalog you will need:
- library card
- name of your home library
- pick-up location
Learn more about LINK+ in the printable brochure.
Still can’t find it? Some libraries in San Mateo County offer traditional Interlibrary Loan services for a fee: