Link+ Guidelines

Currently, only books can be borrowed through LINK+. Check our Library's online catalog before using LINK+.

If SFPL does not own the book, or if all our copies of the book are unavailable, you may request a copy from LINK+ if one is available.

You will not be able to initiate a LINK+ request if you have:

  • a Welcome card
  • a visitor card
  • overdue fines or materials

Each LINK+ request or transaction is counted as a HOLD on your library record. You may have a total of 20 holds. There is no charge to request or borrow LINK+ materials. The average waiting time for a LINK+ request is four (4) days.

You will be notified by U.S. mail, email, or telephone when the book has arrived. Books will be held for ten (10) days; if you do not claim them, they will be returned to the lending library.

Please do NOT remove the LINK+ information band from the book at any time.

When you are finished with the book, please return it to any San Francisco Public Library service counter. Do not put LINK+ books in any book drop.

A LINK+ book may only be renewed once for an additional 21 days. You may renew a LINK+ book at any SFPL location or through the Library's website. Link+ materials cannot be renewed via the SFPL automated telephone renewal service. However, materials can be renewed by phone by calling your local SFPL branch.

Items that are overdue might not be eligible for a renewal. Regular library fines and fees are charged for delinquent materials

  • Adults 10 cents a day
  • Senior Citizens 5 cents a day
  • Children and Teens no fines

For lost LINK+ books, replacement charges are $115 payable to the lending library. Some libraries may accept a replacement copy or list price of the lost item. Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (415-557-4406) for more information. Borrowers can monitor the status of their LINK+ requests through their My Millennium library record.

For questions about LINK+, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Program at 557-4406.

Take our survey