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The Menlo Park Library catalog includes items throughout the Peninsula Library System, plus all our eBooks and eAudiobooks.
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Menlo Park Library now has borrowing privileges with over 70 public and academic libraries across California and Nevada through our new LINK+ interlibrary loan service. (Not all libraries in the Peninsula Library System offer this service.) Menlo Park Library patrons now have access to over 11 million titles which you can request through the Menlo Park Library website. Your requested items will be delivered within 5-7 days to a Menlo Park Library for you to pick up.
See a step-by-step tutorial(PDF, 223KB) on how to place a hold using LINK+
LINK+ is a consortium of more than 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada that enables you to search its catalog and borrow member libraries' books.
The service is free.
You may have a total of 25 items requested from the regular catalog or LINK+ at one time. You may check out a maximum of 50 items which includes items from LINK+ and from Peninsula Library system.
Most items are received 4 to 7 days after the request is placed.
The library will call or email you when your item arrives. Once a LINK+ requested item has shipped, you can track the request through your regular Menlo Park Public Library card account.
Books are held 10 days for you to pick up.
LINK+ books are checked out for 21 days with the possibility of one renewal, depending on the lending library's policy.
All LINK+ items will be held at the Information Desk of the Library for which you requested pick-up. Library staff will pull your item and check it out for you. LINK+ items cannot be checked out on the self-checkout machines.
All LINK+ items must be returned to staff at the Information Desk. Please hand Link+ items directly to a library staff person at the desk. Returning Link+ items to any other library or in the book drop may result in late charges.
Most Link+ books can be renewed once if they are not in demand, and if the lending library's policy allows it.
You can attempt to renew through the online catalog using the following steps:
Note: It may take several minutes for the LINK+ software to confirm your renewal. LINK+ items may not be renewed more than once, nor may they be renewed if someone else has requested them.
The overdue charge for a LINK+ item is $1 per day up to a maximum of $10 per item. The charge is $115 per item if you lose or damage a LINK+ book. Customers who lose a LINK+ item should contact Accounts at the Menlo Park Library by phoning at 650-330-2501.
Note: You cannot cancel a request that has been received or is in transit.