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Request Materials Through LINK+

LINK+ Basics

Items that are either not found in the library catalog, or that are currently checked out, can be requested through other libraries using the LINK+ service. LINK+  is a consortium which establishes its own rules:

  • There is a substantial fee ($115) for lost items
  • Overdue LINK+ items cost $1.00 per day
  • Item availability is determined by the owning institution
  • It is possible to place requests on LINK+ items which are checked out or missing from the local collection.

How to Request a LINK+ Item:

From the Livermore Public Library Catalog:

  • Search the catalog for the material you want.
  • "No Matches Found" appears at the top of the search results screen
  • Click on the LINK+ button on the right side of the search results screen
  • LINK+ results page appears
    • If "no matches found" contact the Information Desk for interlibrary loan
    • If title is found
      1. Click the "Request this item" link
        1. "With which institution are you affiliated?" display appears. 
        2. Use the drop down menu to select "Livermore Public"
          1. Click the "Submit above information" bar
          2. Enter your Livermore Public Library card information
          3. Choose the pickup location in Livermore and click "Submit"
        3. "Your request was successful" message appears
      2. " # libraries have this item" link lists which institution has the item.
        1. LINK+  automatically selects lending library
        2. Use this if you want to go directly to the other library on your own

Search the LINK+ catalog directly