News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/02/2011
Subject :

Palo Alto Library Renews Popular LINK+ System
Contact : Cornelia Van Aken, Assistant Library Director    650-329-2668

Palo Alto, CA – LINK+, a free, easy to use system that vastly increases the reading and research capabilities of Palo Alto City Library customers, has been renewed for another two years, thanks to generous financial support from the Palo Alto City Council and the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.

LINK+ provides customers with fast and convenient access to some 18 million volumes from a consortium of California and Nevada public and academic libraries. It is an invaluable tool for researchers, high school and college students, and every day readers.

It’s a no-brainer,” says Palo Alto City Library staffer, Anita Delaney.  “It’s speedy, easy to use and it’s free!”

Recently, for example, while reading Dan Brown’s thriller “The Lost Symbol,” a Palo Alto reader became curious about how the best-selling author incorporated materials from a book Brown cited. Although “Symbols of Freemasonry” was not in the Palo Alto Library collection, the customer was able to request it by clicking on the LINK+ tab on the Palo Alto City Library webpage, and received the book in a matter of days. LINK+ is just as effective with requests for children’s books as it is esoteric, older and obscure titles.

Books in the LINK+ program are transported daily by couriers throughout the state. Readers can request as many as ten books and can access LINK+ from home. The average delivery time is under a week.