Although it has meant additional work, CDLink has enhanced the productivity and effectiveness of the library's public services program. CDLink enables the library to offer dial-in access to databases, either in CD-ROM or other MS-DOS formats. The VAX MS-DOS connection is a cost-effective way to combine the benefits of remote access and multiple simultaneous use. From the user's perspective, CDLink provides free, twenty-four-hour remote access to databases in a friendly, menu-driven environment. For the library staff, the CDLink service represents the achievement of a long-awaited goal.