Orbis Cascade Alliance

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 38 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, DVDs, CDs, and more, and have these items delivered to any participating library within 2-3 business days. In addition, patrons may visit any member library and borrow materials with a valid ID card from any Orbis Cascade Alliance institution. Learn more about this process in the Summit section of the FAQ.

The Orbis Cascade Alliance also coordinates group purchases of electronic resources, facilitates the Archives West, and provides many other services. See the Orbis Cascade Alliance web site for more information.