The SPU Library belongs to a consortium of 38 college and university libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho called the Orbis Cascade Alliance. The name of the catalog for this consortium is Summit.
The Summit Libraries share their books, DVDs, CDs and other materials with each other, serving over 275,000 students.
The default SPU Library Catalog search in Primo will include Summit items. They are identified by the phrase "Check Holdings." Sign in to request items be sent to SPU from other Summit libraries.
When you see an item in the results list that says "Check holdings," click on the title and then on "Place Summit request."
You will get an email message when the item arrives in 3-5 business days. Most books check out for 6 weeks with one renewal.
If you have clicked on the "check for full text" link in an article database and discovered that the SPU Library does not have access to an article that you need, you can request that article through Interlibrary Loan. Clicking on the "Request item" link takes you to the SPU Library Interlibrary Loan system.
When you link through from the database (or catalog for books), the ILL system automatically fills in the information about the item that you need. Look it over and then submit.
When the SPU Library receives an electronic copy of the article, you will get an email message prompting you to log into the ILL system to view and download your article. This usually takes 3-7 business days.