LINK+ (Link Plus) is a free service that allows Escondido Public Library patrons to borrow items not available in the library collection. LINK+ is a cooperative effort among over 72 California and Nevada public and academic libraries.

As a participating library, this service increases the number of titles available to Escondido Public Library patrons to over 6.5 million items! Couriers come daily Monday through Friday, giving patrons faster access to their requested items than traditional InterLibrary Loan services. Patrons now have a greater choice of scholarly works, subject specialties and popular genres, available for free checkout and pickup with their library card.

Link+ items check out for 21 days and will automatically renew one time as long as no one is on hold for the item. There is no limit to how many Link+ items can be checked out or on hold at one time. No overdue fees will be charged for late items, however, a flat rate of $115 per lost Link+ item will be charged.

How it works:

  • Search the Escondido Public Library catalog for the item you are looking for.
  • If there are no results in our catalog for the item you want, you will see the bolded message "Escondido does not have this item, but we can try and get it from another library! Click here to get it via Link+":

Once you click the link, it will take you to the results page in Link+. Find the item you want, and click "request it" from the Link+ catalog:

A pop up window will appear, asking you which library you're affiliated with. Select "Escondido Public" from the dropdown menu and click "submit":

You will then need to enter your name, library card (barcode) number, and PIN and click "submit":

Once you have hit "submit", your item will show up in your Escondido Public Library account, viewable through the catalog like regular holds. You will receive a notification from the Library once your item arrives, and it will be held at the Customer Service Desk for you for 10 days. Link+ items will appear and track in your Library account the same way regular Escondido Public Library items do.

If you would like to go directly to the Link+ catalog, there are links in the side bar of the Escondido Public Library catalog, or you can click here.