What if the book I want isn't here

Looking for Books and Journals

What if the Book I Want Isn't Here?

Step 1:
Double check the UO Local Catalog by doing an Author or Title search.

Step 2:
Search UO WorldCat, which searches almost 3,000 libraries around the world.  Enter your search terms and limit by type of material if desired (for example, "books"). In UO WorldCat, you will see items available from "Summit Libraries" and "Worldcat Libraries."

  • Items in Summit Libraries (Pacific Northwest) can be requested and arrive in 3-5 days.
  • Items in WorldCat Libraries (worldwide) can be requested and arrive in 7-10 days

Step 3:
If you still can't find the book you need, but you have evidence that it exists (for example, you are looking for a specific title or edition of a book), submit a request using the UO Libraries' interlibrary loan form and we'll take care of the rest.

For help, please contact a librarian.