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.

Link Plus FAQ

  • 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.
  • 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.
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