Link+

Link+ logo in green and blue

Link+  is a free service allowing patrons to borrow materials not currently owned by Nevada County Library. Link+ is a cooperative resource sharing effort between over 60 California libraries, both public and academic. You can use your Nevada County Library card to place a hold in the Link+ catalog on a title owned by any member library. Including materials owned by Nevada County Libraries, users are limited to 15 requests at any given time.

How do I Use Link+?


Access the Link+ catalog here or find the Link+ catalog through the homepage of the Nevada County Library's online catalog

  1. Only materials not currently owned by Nevada County Library may be borrowed through the Link+ lending program. 
  2. Locate your title in the Link+ catalog and click on the Request It button. 
  3. Select Nevada County Library from the drop down menu to select your affiliated library. 
  4. Type in your Name, library card number and PIN and select your hold pickup location from the drop down menu.
  5. Click Submit to place your hold.
  6. If there is a copy available to fill your hold, the title will be sent from the owning library for pickup at your local library. If you attempt to place a hold on a title that is not available, you will receive a "Sorry, no copies available for requests" message. 

Can Anyone Use Link+?

Nevada County Library patrons with current library cards in good standing can use the Link+ service.

I Just Got a New Library Card. Can I Use Link+?

New or existing patrons who change their library card number should wait until the next day to use Link+ to make sure those changes are communicated to Link+. 

How Much Does Link+ Cost?

Link+ is a free service, if you return your material on time. Fines and fees policies are established by the Link+ consortium. All member libraries must follow the same policies. 

How Long Will It Take to Receive Link+ Requests?

Items usually arrive within 7-10 business days.

What Can I Request from Link+?

You can request books, music, DVDs, books on CD, etc. from Link+

Patrons can only borrow titles through Link+ that are not owned by the Nevada County Library. If you try to place a Link+ hold on a title that is available in the local catalog, you will receive the following message, "You cannot use Link+ to request items that are available at your institution."
 
The item must be listed as "Available" in the Link+ catalog to be requested. If you attempt to place a hold on a title that is not available, you will receive a "Sorry, no copies available for requests" message. If you receive this message, you will need to wait until a copy is available to place your hold.

How Many Link+ Items Can I have on Hold and Checked Out at One Time?

You may have a total of 15 holds in process at any given time, which includes Link+ or Nevada County Library items.

How Do I Know My Item Is Ready and How Long Will the Library Hold It for Me?

The Link+ hold notification process works just like it does with other library materials you have on hold. If you currently receive an email, paper or text notice when your hold is available for pick up, you will receive the same type of notice for your Link+ hold. As with all other holds, the library will hold the Link+ item(s) for 7 business days. If not picked up by then, the item(s) will be returned to the lending library. We apologize for the inconvenience, but Nevada County Library cannot extend a Link+ hold beyond the 7 day pick up window.

 How Do I Pick Up My Link+ Item and Where Can I Return It?

Link+ items are held at the Circulation Desk of the library you selected as a pickup location. A staff member will check out the Link+ item for you. Link+ items checked out at a Nevada County Library can be returned to any Nevada County branch. Link+ items can also be returned in the book drop. 

How Can I Cancel or Check the Status of My Link+ Hold?

You may cancel or check the status of your Link+ hold by calling 1-866-57-ASKUS or visiting any Nevada County Library. Note: If the hold is In Transit or Received, the hold may not be cancelled. 

How Long Can I Borrow a Link+ Item and How Many Times Can I Renew?

The loan period for all Link+ materials is 21-days plus one optional 21-day renewal, unless requested by another customer.