Borrow From Another Library
If the Oakland Public Library does not have the book or movie you want, you may be able to borrow it from another library using LINK+. Requested material often arrive within a week! Click the Plus sign below to find out more about LINK+.
If the material is not available through LINK+ you can fill out a form to request your book through Interlibrary Loan. Click on ILL below to find out more information and to fill out a request form.
Link Plus FAQ
You create a PIN when you apply for a library card. Your PIN is a four-digit number.If you do not have a PIN, call or visit any Oakland Public Library location.You can reset your PIN by logging into your BiblioCommons account and looking under My Settings.
All library cards expire every 3 years. You can renew your card by emailing
email@example.com, opens a new window, calling (510) 238-3134, or by visiting any Oakland Public Library location, opens a new window. You will need to give us your current address.If you got your library card online, it will expire in 30 days. You need to verify your identification before that expiration date.You will not be able to borrow OPL or LINK+ materials while your card is expired.
You can borrow LINK+ items for 21 days, with one renewal of 21 more days.
LINK+ is free, as long as your materials are returned on time. Like OPL items, LINK+ items do not collect late fees. However, there is a $115 fee for lost item and significantly damaged items.
You will receive an e-mail to the e-mail address in your library record when your LINK+ item arrives. If you have not given an email address, you will receive a phone call. If you would like to get texts that your items have arrived via ShoutBomb, you can sign up separately here, opens a new window.