Borrow From Another Library

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.


  • The Oakland LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 11 million items from 64 libraries throughout California and Nevada. With your Oakland Public Library card, you can request any LINK+ item that isn't available from OPL to be delivered to your local branch in about a week.   

    Just click on the LINK+ symbol in the Oakland Public Library catalog if you don't find what you want in our collection. 

    Then click "Request" for that item in the LINK+ catalog. 

    Fill in the requested information and choose the branch where you want to pick up the item. LINK+ will tell you if the item is available. 

    Most LINK+ requests arrive in less than a week. You will be told when it arrives at your branch. Need more help? Ask your librarian, call the LINK+ office at (510) 238-2124.

    You can also search the LINK+ Catalog directly, opens a new window. 

  • You create a PIN when you apply for a library card. Your PIN is a four-digit number.
    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 online, emailing, opens a new window, calling (510) 238-3134, or visiting any Oakland Public Library location, opens a new window.

    If you got your library card online, it will expire in 30 days. To receive full borrowing privileges and update your card, please visit any Oakland Public Library location, opens a new window or contact us, opens a new window.

  • 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.
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