Borrowing materials from member libraries
Request materials. Authorized users can easily request items located at one of the participating libraries. When you find materials in Summit that you need:
- Choose the REQUEST ITEM option.
- Patron ID: A window will appear for you to provide your last name (lower case only), ID number or barcode, and select your institution. Help logging in to your Navigator account
- A window appears for you to select the pick-up location at your institution. (If you want to pick up Summit material at another institution, you must first register as a patron at that institution, and then request materials as a patron logged in at that institution.)
- Your request is forwarded immediately to the owning library and will be processed within 2 working days.
Go to the library that owns the title.
Borrowers can monitor the status of Summit requests by choosing "My Summit Account" in the Summit catalog. Help logging in to your Navigator account
- Borrowing policies may vary from one institution to another. Loan periods, fines, and other circulation policies for "visiting patrons" vary among institutions; you are bound by the rules of the library from which you borrow. Before you go to the other library, ask a library staff member at your home library about the Reciprocal Borrowing and other agreements between the libraries.
- Contact information, hours, etc. are usually available from the library's Web page (follow link on map).
- For information about using your identification (ID) card or number to check out materials, see Visiting Other Alliance Libraries.
Received: item is ready for pick up.
Pending: not yet processed at the lending library
Shipped: sent from the lending site.
Borrowing policies for Summit
- Patrons: Must be currently enrolled student, or current or retired faculty or staff at a member institution.
- Borrowing from Summit is free for authorized users.
- Loan periods and renewals
- Most items are checked out for 42 days. (No renewals.)
- Special materials such as videotapes and sound recordings may be available for a three-day or longer borrowing period if the owning library makes this option available.
- Materials borrowed through Summit can be returned to your library, the owning library, or any Alliance member library.
- Overdue fines are determined by your library. Replacement costs and administrative fees will be charged for lost or damaged items.
- Each authorized user can have up to a combined total of 200 Summit requests or checked-out items at one time.
Access to many electronic resources is restricted to the
patrons of the Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries that
have paid for that access.