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Library: Orbis Cascade Alliance
The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The consortium includes public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges. See a list of Orbis Cascade Alliance members.
The Orbis Cascade Alliance coordinates Summit, which is included in UP Library Search. The Summit system allows patrons at member institutions to request books, sound recordings, films, maps, and more, and have these materials delivered to their institution's library within 2-3 business days. In addition, patrons may visit any member library and borrow materials with a valid institutional ID card. Learn more about this process:
Check out books from local libraries (Oregon & Washington only)
UP students may check out books directly from over 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that participate in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Students will need to visit the library in person to check out the item.
- Use UP Library Search to locate a book.
- From the Find or Request tab, choose the Summit Libraries link to see which area libraries own the item, and if it is available.
- Visit the library that owns the item, where you may check out the book using your UP ID card.
You can return items the Clark Library or to any participating library. The book will be sent back to the lending library.
Note: it is no longer possible to pick up books requested through the Summit system at other libraries; Summit books requested by UP students may only be picked up at the Clark Library.
The Orbis Cascade Alliance also coordinates group purchases of electronic resources, facilitates the Northwest Digital Archives, and provides many other services. See more information about the Orbis Cascade Alliance.