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McCarthy Library Website: LINK+

LINK+

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LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 11 million items from 60 public and academic libraries throughout California and Nevada. Using your library card and PIN, you may request LINK+ items be sent to your local library branch. 

For library users in St. Helena, please follow the Link+ directions to request our books for pickup at your local library:  

1. Go to Link+ and search the title of the book or materials you are interested in checking out 

2. Select the “request” button and enter SPLASH Libraries as your affiliated institution 

 

3. Click on your pick-up location and enter the necessary fields with your library card information 

 

Link + FAQs

  • How long does it take for an item to arrive at my library branch?

Most LINK+ requests arrive in less than a week. You will be notified by email when it arrives at your branch.

  • How long do I have to pick up my item(s) once I am notified?

10 days.

  • Where are LINK+ items checked out?

At whatever library branch you selected. 

  • How are LINK+ items returned?

You may return your Link+ item to the McCarthy Library or any Napa County Library location (which does not include St. Helena Public Library). You may also return items to Solano Community College.

  • What is my PIN?

Your PIN is the same as the one you set up when you registered for your library card. If you do not have a PIN or have forgotten it, please call or visit the library you are registered with and we will help you reset it.

  • What if my library card has expired?

LINK+ will not work if your library card has expired. You can renew your card by calling or visiting your library branch.

  • How long can I keep my LINK+ book?

You can borrow LINK+ items for 21 days, with one renewal of 21 more days.

  • Is there a fee to use LINK+?

As long as your item(s) are returned on time, Link+ is a no-fee service.

  • Do LINK+ materials accrue overdue fines?

Yes, at the rate of $1 per day.

  • What happens if I lose a Link+ item?

The lost item fee is $115, so keep track of your items!

  • How will I know if my item has arrived?

When your item arrives, you will be notified at the email address attached to your library account.