CSU+ Replaces LINK+

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CSU+ Replaces LINK+

The Library has completed the transition from the LINK+ service to borrow books that are checked out or not available at the J. Paul Leonard Library from other libraries to a new CSU-wide service called CSU+. The new CSU+ system improves upon the former LINK+ service with a simpler interface, longer loan periods and no overdue fines. 

About CSU+

  • CSU+ includes the libraries of all 23 CSU campuses. Only nine other CSU libraries have been members of LINK+
  • An analysis of the books requested from LINK+ by SF State borrowers showed that over 86% could have been supplied by another CSU library
  • CSU+ delivers requested items in 2-4 days
  • With CSU+ you can borrow books for 60 days
  • With CSU+ you can borrow media, such as DVDs and CDs, for 30 days
  • CSU+ is fully integrated into the new OneSearch
  • Beginning July 10th, SF State faculty, students and staff are able to sign in to OneSearch to place requests to borrow books from other CSU libraries using the new CSU+ service.

LINK+ still available through local public libraries

Any California resident can continue to participate in LINK+ by becoming a member of San Francisco Public Library, make requests online, and request that the books be delivered to the Merced Branch at 155 Winston Drive, just across 19th Ave. from campus, or to the branch library closest to his/her home. In addition, many Bay Area public libraries (e.g., Alameda County, Berkeley, Hayward, Marin County, Oakland, San Mateo County) remain LINK+ members for those who may find it more convenient to request and pick up books at the public library near where they live. The complete list of libraries participating in LINK+ is available here: https://csul.iii.com/screens/members.html



Spotlight News Monday, October 02, 2017