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LINK+ FAQ

LINK+ is a service that allows current SCU students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from over 50 other college & public libraries in California & Nevada, provided that those materials are not available at the SCU libraries.

There are more than 5.7 million titles in LINK+. Of these, more than 60% are owned by only one member library. For articles and other library materials not available via LINK+, the Library offers our traditional interlibrary loan & document delivery services.

CSU Libraries' Materials No Longer Available

All California State University libraries, with the exception of CSU Long Beach, are leaving the LINK+ consortium and ceased lending on April 28. While we are committed to providing you with borrowed materials in a timely manner, please expect that this may take a bit longer as we transition to other ILL sources for materials no longer available through LINK+.

Searching LINK+ can be done in two ways:

  • You may directly search the entire LINK+ database at any time by clicking on LINK+ from OSCAR's homepage. From there, you may search by author, title, keyword or subject just as you do in OSCAR.

  • After any search in OSCAR (e.g., author, title, keyword, etc.), you may re-do your search in LINK+ by clicking on the SEARCH LINK+ or LINK+ Search Results  buttons wherever they appear.

If an item is available on LINK+, you will have the option of requesting materials. You will be asked for your name and barcode number (the number beginning with "25098..." on your ACCESS card).

You may also go to one of the participating libraries to check out materials directly as a Visiting Patron.