More Information About Link+

  • The last date for SF State faculty, students and staff to request books using LINK+ is May 26, 2017
  • Between May 27th and July 9th, all requests to borrow books will be handled using ILLiad
  • Beginning July 10th, SF State faculty, students and staff will be able to place requests to borrow books from other CSU libraries using the new OneSearch and CSU+ services

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Before using Link+

If you are having trouble finding a book in the Library Catalog please ask for help at the Research Assistance Desk or Contact a Librarian for advice. If the item is not available in the Library Catalog, is checked out, or does not have the status "Available," try requesting it using Link+. To use Link+ you will need a Library Account (PIN).

Books that can be Borrowed

  • Books we don't own.
  • Books that are checked out.
  • Or Books that have do not have the status "AVAILABLE."

Placing a Request

Search for the book in the Library Catalog. If it isn't found or doesn't have an "AVAILABLE" status, click request item

  • When asked, "With which institution are you affiliated?" pull down and select San Francisco State Univ.
  • Enter your Name, SF State ID Number, and Library PIN number.
  • Select Main Library as the pickup Location.
  • Click Submit and look for message indicating Request was successful.

If you are sure we don't have the book and/or that it is unavailable, you can go directly to the Link+ Catalog.

What you Need to Know

  • It usually takes 2-4 days to receive books.
  • We will hold books for 10 days.
  • You will be notified by email when books arrive.
  • Pickup books at Book Pickup & Checkout Desk within 2-4 business days. Return books at same location.
  • You can borrow books for 21 days.
  • You can renew books once for 21 additional days.
  • Late fees are 1$ per day, per book.
  • Lost/damaged book fees are usually $115 per book.
  • There are no refunds for Link+ books once a patron has paid for the book.

Your Responsibilities

Failure to do so may result in your borrowing privileges being revoked or limited to "Library Use Only."

More Information

Contact Interlibrary Services.
(415) 338-1727 /