Requesting materials from other libraries

Interlibrary Borrowing: Getting Material from Other Libraries

  • If you need an item that cannot be supplied by the UO it may be available through Summit. Summit is a service used to request items from other libraries which are members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium.
  • Materials that cannot be supplied by either 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 of the member institutions of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit).

Summit libraries not only allow UO students, faculty and staff to checkout materials onsite, but once you are registered to borrow there you can request Summit materials be delivered there. (See the Alliance page: Borrowing materials from member libraries.) Also, UO faculty planning to do research at another Association of Research Libraries-OCLC library may be issued an ARL-OCLC card which provides free on-site borrowing at any of those libraries. Please contact the head of Access Services ( before you leave town.