The Napa Valley College/Napa County Library LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 11 million books from 60 libraries throughout California and Nevada. With your McCarthy Library card, (or Napa County Library card or Solano Community College card), you can request any LINK+ book that isn't available locally to be delivered to your local branch in about a week.
Just click on the LINK+ symbol above if you don't find what you want in our collection.
Then click "Request" for that book in the LINK+ catalog. Important: Choose Napa Valley College as your home library.
Fill in the requested information. Choose any local branch where you want to pick up the book. LINK+ will tell you if you can get that book.
Most LINK+ requests arrive in less than a week. You will be told when it arrives at your branch. Need more help? Ask your college librarian, call (707) 256-7430, or see the FAQ below.
You can also search the LINK+ Catalog directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my PIN?
Your PIN would have been set up when you applied for your library card. If you do not have a PIN or have forgotten your PIN and it needs to be reset, you can do so by calling or visiting the McCarthy Library at Napa Valley College.
What if my library card is expired?
LINK+ will not work with an expired library card. Your card expires every two years, and you can renew it by calling or visiting the McCarthy Library.
How long can I keep my LINK+ book?
You can borrow LINK+ books for 21 days, with one renewal of 21 more days.
How much does LINK+ cost?
LINK+ is free, as long as your materials are returned on time. LINK+ materials accrue overdue fines at the rate of $1 per day, and have a lost fee of $115.
How will I find out that my book has arrived?
You will receive an e-mail to the e-mail address in your library record when your book arrives. If you don't have an e-mail address on file, you will receive a letter to your mailing address.
How long do I have to pick up my book?
LINK+ materials will be held at the branch for up to 10 days.
How are LINK+ books checked out?
Just like Napa Valley College McCarthy Library books. Check out the LINK+ books at your branch when you are notified that they have arrived.
How are LINK+ books returned?
When you are done with a book, return it to the McCarthy Library or any Napa County Library location (except St. Helena Public Library). It is also possible to return books to Solano Community College, which is also a member of our library consortium.
If you have any further questions, please call the McCarthy LIbrary at (707) 256-7400 or ask your librarian.