If you need an item that can't be supplied by UO Libraries, it may be available through Summit. Summit libraries lend print items and various audio/visual materials to each other. Material generally arrives within three to five days. Member Libraries are listed on this page.
Submitting Summit Requests
Search for items in LibrarySearch. Click the "Get It" tab and the "Place Summit request (about 5 days)" link. You will need to complete a brief request form. If the item is not available at UO Libraries or through Summit, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request.
- Summit is only available to current UO faculty, students, and staff.
- There are no fees for using Summit.
- The Summit software cannot distinguish between individual volumes, parts, series, etc., so please indicate specifically what you need in the “Volume” field of the request form. You will need to submit separate requests for each volume or part that you need since the Summit software can only circulate one item per request.
- Summit loans are for either six weeks or six days (determined by the lending library) with one renewal. If you need a Summit item longer than the renewal date, return the item on time and place a new Summit request at any time.
- You are able to track the progress of your Summit requests and see what Summit items you have checked out via your LibrarySearch account.
- There is no limit to the number of Summit requests that can be submitted; however, since the loan period for some items (especially AV items) is six days, please do not request more items than you can use in the loan period.
- Because each request involves staff time at both the lending and borrowing libraries, as well as courier costs, please be sure to pick up the items you request after you receive a pick up notice. If you find that you no longer need the material, please let us know as soon as possible so we can return it.
- All Summit-related notifications are sent via e-mail.
- Overdue, recalled, and lost/damaged Summit material is subject to fines and fees. About Borrowing to review UO Libraries’ fines and fees.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Resource Sharing office at 541-346-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. If you need assistance outside these hours, please call the Knight Library Checkout & Reserves Desk at 541-346-3065.