Terms & Conditions

Please read our policies:


Submitted user information will only be used for internal Pledger Consulting purposes (including consortia agreements) or to contact the user/subscriber and will not be disclosed to other parties or used for unsolicited advertising by third parties.

Disclaimer: Third Party Pages 

Pledger Consulting is not responsible for any content found on a third party page, or any site of which it forms a part. Our products have been devised for primary and high school age groups. The websites cited were deemed appropriate at the time they were reviewed. Links provided to internet sites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute endorsement of the information at those sites or sites to which the are linked. Pledger Consulting does not operate or control the content found on  third-party sites, so we are not always aware when this content changes. If the user discovers a third-party link that contains inappropriate information, they should contact us immediately, via the contact details on our website

File downloads

Pledger Consulting in no event will be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damage arising out of the use or inability to use LinksPlus files. Specifically, Pledger Consulting is not liable for any costs, including but not limited to, those incurred as a result of lost profits, lost revenue, loss of the use of LinksPlus data, loss of data and equipment or of data or claims by third parties.


This site contains material which is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights owned by Pledger Consulting. In relation to the material in any form including without limitation software, documents, text, images, available on this site users:

(a) may view, copy, print and distribute material in electronic or other forms only for educational purposes. If the user does, they must retain copyright and other intellectual property notices from the original material;
(b) must not use or distribute material from this site for any public or commercial purpose; and
(c) must not breach copyright or any other intellectual property rights of Pledger Consulting including by amending or adapting any material on this site or reverse engineering any material consisting of downloadable software.

Nothing the user does on or in relation to the site will transfer any copyright or other intellectual property rights to the user or licence the user to exercise any copyright or intellectual property rights unless this is expressly stated.

Users may download, store in cache, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only for your personal non commercial, educational use or for a non commercial, educational use within their organisation.  

Site Licence

Pledger Consulting provides access to Online and MARC databases (including WebLinks Online, LinksPlus Online and LinksPlus MARC) which hold selected websites chosen, and reviewed with annotations, for educational use. Users of the database are permitted to search, browse, copy and print lists of websites as well as connect to the selected websites via the published URL.

Links provided to internet sites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute endorsement of the information at those sites. Pledger Consulting is not responsible for any content found on a Third Party Page, or any site of which it forms a part.

Pledger Consulting agrees to the use of our databases by all subscriber institution members (students, their parents and staff) both on the institution premises and at home.

Access to the service must not be available via an open link on the World Wide Web.

Users of the service can access via the Pledger Consulting allocated username and password and member login.


Via a patron’s password protected public link accessed by either the Pledger Consulting automatic login link with subscriber username and password embedded or a narrow IP address range.


Via downloaded MARC records of websites that have been loaded into the library catalogue and then made avalable on the library OPAC or search page on the internet.


Via a unique API key.

Term of the site licence: Twelve months from the date of subscription start.

To pay without transmitting credit card details:

You may download an order form via this link


 Our payment terms are 30 days for schools (with an order form) and 60 days for large education authorities.

Are my credit card and other details safe?

We consider the security of your information to be of paramount importance. We have implemented security measures designed to provide the peace of mind you should expect when purchasing goods over the Internet. Your order is secured using high level encryption technology.


Payment Options:

We accept payment on the following credit cards:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express. We also accept EFT and Bank Cheques for Australian orders.

For International orders that are being paid by cheque please note that the draft must be in Australian dollars and the bank on which it is drawn must have a reciprocal to ANZ bank in Australia.

Any taxes or duties imposed for orders outside Australia are not the responsibly of Pledger Consulting Pty Ltd.

Returns Policy:

Pledger Consulting is confident that our products represent good value for money. We are proud to guarantee every book that you buy. You may return the book within two weeks of receiving it for a prompt refund of the purchase price of the book.

The book must be in its original condition.

Shipping costs will only be refunded if the title is a result of our error. Please make sure that you include with the books the original packing slip and that it is securely wrapped. Send the package back to the address at the bottom of this page.

Postage & Delivery:

For international orders a customs declarations slip is included before shipping by Australia Post. Postage rates are:
$7 per item in Australia
$12 per international order under 500gm.
We will confirm with you the cost of delivery on international deliveries that are over 500gm.

If you require express delivery (by national or international courier) please advise us on pledgerp@weblinksresearch.com.au. We will notify you of the additional cost and the anticipated arrival time.

Delivery Time:

Once the book(s) have been packed for Australian orders delivery of your book(s) should be received within three days. For International orders your delivery should be received within 1- 6 weeks if sent by Air Mail within 6-12 weeks if sent by Surface Mail. If your order doesn't arrive please contact us at the address below.


Online Directories

MARC Directories


ReadPlus Online Fiction Lists


Public Library services