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What is LINK+

LINK+ is a book request service and union catalog that allows students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges to borrow books unavailable at our Library from other LINK+ libraries.

More about LINK+

How do I request items through LINK+?
You place the request yourself via the LINK+ catalog, either from Blais or by going directly into LINK+. Within a Blais search, click on the LINK+ icon to find the item in the LINK+ catalog. Click on "Request This Item," identify yourself as being from Claremont, and type in your name and college ID number to make the request.

Can I select the library where the item will be borrowed?
The LINK+ system will automatically select the lending library.

How long does it take?
Requests usually arrive in 2-4 days.

How will I know when my LINK+ item has arrived?
You can monitor the status of your requests through your library account in Blais. When the status of a requested item appears as "LINK+ RECV'D", it is ready for pickup at the Honnold/Mudd Library Circulation Desk. If Circulation has your email address, you will receive email notification when your requested items arrive.

How long can I keep the borrowed item?
The loan period for all LINK+ books is 21 days. There is no grace period. Some books can be renewed once for an additional 21 days. During the Media Lending Pilot Project, media materials (DVDs, CDs, etc.) have a 7-day loan period with no renewals.

Can I renew LINK+ books?
One renewal may be allowed. Check your library account to be sure the renewal is approved and the item has a new due date.

Can I go to the other library and get the book myself?
The Visiting Patron function of LINK+ allows a Claremont Colleges' student, faculty or staff with a current library account to go to most LINK+ libraries and check out books there. The books may be returned either to the owning library or to Honnold/Mudd Library.

Are there fees or fines for LINK+ items?
The fine for items returned late is $1.00 per item per day. The replacement charge for a lost LINK+ book, DVD, or CD, is $115.00.

For questions regarding LINK+, contact Pamela Martin (909-607-3968) or Linda Kong (909-621-8680).

Last updated: 7/9/2014 5:09:02 PM