Requesting materials from other libraries

Interlibrary Borrowing: Getting Material from Other Libraries

  • If you need an item that cannot be supplied by UO Libraries, it may be available through Summit.  Summit is a service used to request items from other libraries within the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium.
  • Materials that cannot be supplied by the UO Libraries or Summit may be available through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Information for libraries requesting UO materials

Visiting Other Libraries

UO students, faculty and staff visiting any of these libraries may checkout items there: Northwest Christian University, Oregon Library Passport Program libraries, participating members of the the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), or any member institution of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium (Summit).

Summit libraries not only allow UO students, faculty and staff to checkout their materials onsite, but after you are registered to borrow at a Summit library you can select that library as your preferred pickup location for Summit material (visiting patrons may not use ILL).  You may be required to show ID and log in to your UO account to verify current enrollment or employment. 

UO faculty planning to do research at another Association of Research Libraries-OCLC library may be issued an ARL-OCLC card which provides free onsite borrowing at any of those libraries.  Please contact Laura Willey (Head, Access Services) before you leave town.

Created by dketchum on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Jun 24, 2014