West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Link Plus Service

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Information about Link+

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What Is Link+?

Link + is a service which allows WVC students, faculty and staff to electronically request and borrow books, not available in the West Valley or Mission College libraries, from other academic and public libraries.

Who Can Use Link+?

Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff may request books through Link+ as long as their library records are in good standing.

How Do I Use Link+?

Search for desired book in the WVC Library Catalog. If it is not found, click the “Search Link+” button at the top of the screen. After finding a needed book, follow the instructions on the screen to request an item. You will need to enter your name and college ID number.

How Long Does It Take?

It usually takes between 2 and 4 days for books to arrive at WVC.

How Many Can I Request?

Borrowers are allowed a total of 15 LINK+ transactions (requests and checkouts) at any one time.

Link+ Pickup

You can monitor your Link+ requests, by using the “Check Your Library Record” feature of the WVC Library Catalog. When a book’s hold status is listed as “LINK+ RECVD,” it is ready for pickup at the Book Checkout Desk. The book must be picked up within 10 days or it will be returned to the lending library.

Checking out Link+ books

LINK+ books check out for 21 days. You can have one 14 day renewal if no one is waiting for the item. You can renew items online using the “Check Your Library Record” feature in the WVC catalog.

Late Fees

Late fee is $1.00/day per item. Replacement charge for lost or damaged books is $115.00.

Visiting Patron

Most of the other LINK+ libraries allow WVC patrons to borrow directly from their libraries. You will need to have your WVC ID card with you.

Help

For more information contact the Library Checkout Desk at 741-2028 or the Reference Desk at 741-2029.

Participating Libraries

View list of all member libraries here.

 

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