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Link+ Interlibrary Loan




This service allows you to place a request for books that are not available at the Alameda County Library, but are available at participating Link+ libraries, of which Alameda County Library is a member.

Link+ Information:

  • LINK+ is a group of over 40 participating libraries in California and Nevada who share their catalogs with other Link+ libraries.
  • Customers who have a library card from a participating library can request a book electronically and have it delivered to their local library.
  • Requested books usually arrive within 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days.
  • The loan period is 3 weeks with 1 renewal.
  • There is a fine of $1.00 per day for late returns.
  • Patrons may have 15 Link+ transactions at a time.
  • There is no charge to request or borrow Link+ materials.
  • BE AWARE that there is a charge of $115.00 for lost or damaged materials.
  • DVDs, videos, CD Books, cassettes and reference materials are not available through Link+.

To request an item:

If your search shows that Alameda County Library does not own a book that you would like to borrow, use the Link+ button at the top or bottom of the search page labeled “Search Link+”. Select this button and your search will be done for all participating libraries within the Link+ system. You may then request a title that is available with your Alameda County Library Card. You may also search Link+ directly but if Alameda County Library owns a copy, you will be unable to borrow from a different library.


Interlibrary Loan

The Library no longer provides borrowing services outside our library system, except through Link+. Currently, the following Bay Area libraries provide ILL service: Alameda Free Library, Livermore Public Library, Oakland Public Library, Richmond Library and San Francisco Library.