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Looking for an item that is not in the MARINet collection? Try LINK+, a free service for borrowing books currently not available through Marin County libraries. It is a cooperative effort among many California and Nevada libraries, including academic libraries. Use your Belvedere-Tiburon library card to place holds for local pick up.
Reference Desk Help - Need help to find a book? Stop by the Reference Desk or call 415-789-2661 during open hours. Here are the steps we follow:
- First we will attempt to find the item for you within The Belvedere-Tiburon Library's own collection.
- If we don't have the item on the shelf in Tiburon, we will attempt to get it for you from another public library in Marin via the MARINet network. You can either pick it up at another library, or we can have it sent to Tiburon for pickup. There is no charge for this service.
- If the item is not available anywhere in MARINet, we will help you find and order the item through LINK+. There is no charge for this service.
- If the item isn't available from MARINet or LINK+, we will attempt to get it for you via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), which involves requesting it from academic and public libraries across the United States. If we are able to get the item for you using ILL, the charge will be $2.00. We are unable to get the following materials using ILL: books published within the past year, and all CDs, DVDs, videos, and audio books. Interlibrary loan requests typically take from 1 to 3 weeks to fill.