In addition to requesting books from UP's Clark Library, distance education students in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho also have options for picking up books at local academic libraries.
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The University of Portland participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, which is a consortium of 38 libraries across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho (see list of libraries on the right side of this page).
As a result, items may be requested from any of these libraries, and delivered either to the University of Portland, or to any other participating library.
Note: if you request items through this system, you will need to pick up the items in person at the library of your choice. Items are generally delivered within 3 business days; you will receive an email when they are ready to be picked up. You may also return items to any participating library, and they will be shipped back to the lending library.
Follow steps 1-3 below if you would like to pick up items from an Orbis Cascade Alliance library other than University of Portland.
Before you make a request, you must visit the library where you plan to pick up materials in person. You need to:
After you have visited a library in person and have been added to their system, you may request items through the participating library's online catalog to be picked up in person at that library.
You will receive an email when the items that you have requested are available.
Visit the library to pick up the materials. You will be able to check out items for:
Books: 6 weeks, one renewal
CDs/DVDs: 6 days, one renewal
When you are finished using the items, return them to the library where you picked them up (or to any other participating library).
It might be possible to pick up books and other materials in person at one of these colleges/universities near you (see a map):
Central Oregon Community College
Central Washington University
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
The Evergreen State College
George Fox University
Lane Community College
Lewis & Clark College
Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Saint Martin's University
Seattle Pacific University
Southern Oregon University
University of Idaho
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Walla Walla University
Warner Pacific University
Washington State University
Western Oregon University
Western Washington University
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