Oregon Tech students, staff, and faculty have access to materials from other libraries throughout the world through our interlibrary loan service. Photocopies or loans of books and other items can usually be retrieved at no charge within 1-2 weeks.
There are three ways in which you can ask the library to request material from elsewhere:
1. Requests can be made from any computer with internet access by filling in one of the ILL electronic request forms located below.
Interlibrary Loan Request
2. Requests can be made from within any database that offers an email option. When viewing an individual title, click on the Email icon to send the citation to the Access Services Technician. Send the citation to firstname.lastname@example.org. On the subject line, put your name, your phone number, and your status (faculty, grad student, etc.)
3. ILL Requests can be made directly through "OCLC FirstSearch" databases. When viewing an individual title click on the "ILL" icon to start the request process and proceed by following the instructions given.
* Items requested will be received faster if all of the following information is given.
For journal articles: the name of the journal/source, author, article title, vol. #, date, and pages of the article (citation). Always include your name and local phone number.
For book requests: include the books title, author and date of publication and your name and local phone number.
For questions or concerns about circulation issues, contact the Access Services Manager, or call 541.885.1778.
The Oregon Tech Library is a part of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance. Over 35 other colleges in Oregon and Washington form this consortium. You may request items through Summit as an Oregon Tech student and they will be delivered to the Oregon Tech Main Campus Library in 3-4 days. Or, if you are near a college in The Alliance you may go to that college and check out the book as a "Visiting Summit Borrower."