Requesting Materials UO Portland Library

UO Library Materials

Most materials held in the Eugene campus and branches of the UO Libraries can be delivered to UO users in Portland.


If you need an article you found in an online database linked from the UO Libraries webpage, request it directly by using the FindText link in the database:


If you didn't find the article in an online database, but you have its title, author, and some other citation details to help us find it, please request it via your interlibrary loan account.

For fastest service, include either "Docdel" or "UO Portland" in the Comments field and include the journal's ISSN number if you know it. Include your email address in the email field.

Books and Other Circulating Materials

You can request books, DVDs, bound journals, and some other items be sent to the Portland Library for pickup. To request these items, look them up in the library catalog and click "Request Item/Place Hold."

Be sure to choose "UO Portland Library" as your delivery point. Log in to your Library Account to see if requests are in transit or ready to pick up.

Materials from Other Institutions

Summit (Orbis Cascade Alliance)

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of academic libraries in Oregon and Washington. UO-affiliated users can check out materials in person at any Alliance Library, and request materials online through the Summit catalog. Requested materials may be delivered to the UO Portland Library or the Orbis Cascade library of your choosing.

List of Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Items that are not currently owned by the UO or Orbis-Cascade Libraries may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

Portland Area Libraries

  • Portland State University Library lends most items freely to UO-affiliated users with a UO ID card. Items can be requested via Summit through the UO Libraries catalog.
  • Multnomah County Library lends freely to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Hood River counties in Oregon; Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington, including the cities of Woodland or Camas.
  • Multnomah Law Library provides free on-site access to numerous databases. Borrowing privileges are available to members of the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ninth Circuit Libraries, Portland are open to the public by appointment M-F from 9am-4pm.
  • The Oregon Historical Society Research Library is open to any researcher, professional or non-professional, who is working on a specific research project.
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art does not lend to non-PNCA users, but visitors may browse and use items in the Fine Arts Library. Items can be requested via Summit through the UO Libraries catalog.
  • The Portland Art Museum does not lend, but users may browse and use items in the Crumpacker Family Library (no museum admission fee.)
  • The City of Portland Archives & Records Management is located on the 5th Floor of the new Portland State University Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC) at 1800 SW 6th Ave. Suite 550.
  • The Architectural Heritage Center is open for research purposes by appointment only. Contact the AHC if you have any questions about our library or wish to schedule a visit.
  • The Genealogical Forum of Oregon research library is open to the public and has a large collection of library and online resources for the house historian.