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Alert icon LINK+ services paused due to library system changes.

While LINK+ is unavailable, interlibrary loan services will continue to be available.

You may also submit purchase recommendations for materials not owned by the library.

LINK+ is a service that allows current SCU students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from over 50 other college & public libraries throughout California, 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.

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 or Campus ID from your ACCESS card.


In addition to millions of books, many LINK+ libraries lend media such as DVDs and CDs. Items owned by the SCU libraries cannot be borrowed from LINK+ unless all SCU copies are currently checked out or otherwise unavailable. Journals, journal articles, and reference materials are generally not available through LINK+.

Yes, Visiting Patron is a service that allows SCU patrons to check out materials directly from other LINK+ libraries using your ACCESS card. You can go to any of the LINK+ libraries that allow Visiting Patron and borrow any item that you could borrow through traditional LINK+. Materials circulate for the same number of days as normally delivered LINK+ items.

The libraries in the list that do not allow visiting patron are either closed to the general public or require a card issued by that library. You can continue to borrow items from these libraries through traditional LINK+.

LINK+ materials will usually be available within 3 days for you to pick up at the Library Help Desk. You'll receive an email notice when your item has arrived.

You may monitor the status of your LINK+ request using My Library Account on OSCAR. You will be able to see when your material has been Requested, or when it is In Transit or Ready for Pickup.

  • Materials can be borrowed for 21 days and a single renewal can be requested for an additional 21 days. You must wait until 3 days prior to the original due date before you can request a renewal. The lending library may not permit a renewal.
  • Materials not returned by the third overdue notice will result in a block on your library privileges.
  • Items not returned will be billed at $115.
Library Allows Visiting Patron? Lends Media Materials?
Academy of Art University Yes No
Alameda County Library Yes No
Alameda Free Library No Yes
Alliant International University Yes Yes
Amador County Library No No
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Yes No
Benicia Public Library No Yes
Berkeley Public Library No Yes
Calaveras County Library No No
College of Marin Yes No
Contra Costa County Library No Yes
Coronado Public Library No No
Dominican College of California No Yes
El Centro Public Library No No
El Dorado County Library No Yes
Escondido Public Library No No
Fresno Pacific University Yes Yes
Glendale Public Library No Yes
Hayward Public Library Yes Yes
Imperial Public Library No No
Larkspur Public No No
Livermore Public Library No Yes
Lodi Public Library No No
Loyola Marymount Yes No
Marin County Free Library Yes No
Menlo Park Library No Yes
Mill Valley Public Library Yes No
Mountain View Public Library No Yes
Napa County Library No No
Napa Valley College No Yes
National City Public Library No No
Nevada County Community Library No Yes
Oakland Public Library No No
Oceanside Public Library No Yes
Pacific Union College Yes Yes
Palo Alto City Library No No
Pleasanton Public Library Yes Yes
Rancho Cucamonga Public Library No Yes
Richmond Public Library No Yes
Sacramento Public Library No Yes
St. Helena Public Library No Yes
San Anselmo Library Yes No
San Diego County Library No Yes
San Diego Public Library No No
San Francisco Public Library No No
San José Public Library Yes No
San Leandro Public Library No No
San Mateo County Library No No
San Mateo Public Library No No
San Rafael Public Library Yes No
Santa Clara City Library Yes No
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Yes No
Sausalito Public Library Yes No
Solano Community College Library No Yes
Solano County Library No Yes
Sonoma County Library No Yes
Stanislaus County Library No No
Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library No No
Sonoma County Library No Yes
Sunnyvale Public Library No No
Tuolumne County Library No No
Whittier College Yes No
Woodland Public Library No Yes
Yolo County Library No Yes