Borrow From Other Libraries

If the Library doesn't have what you are looking for, the LCC Library may be able to help locate and get an item for you.

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Summit Borrowing

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Summit is the library catalog for the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a library consortium composed of 39 public and private colleges, community colleges, and universities in the Pacific Northwest. Through Summit you can borrow over 28 million books, sound recordings, videos, and more. Most items are delivered to LCC Library in 3-5 days.

Currently enrolled credit students and current or retired faculty and staff members.

Although Summit borrowing is not available to non-credit students or Community Borrowers; our interlibrary loan service is available to these library users.

You will be notified by email when the item is available for pick up.

Regular items must be picked up within 7 calendar days after they are available at the Circulation Desk.

Special items that only circulate for 6 days must be picked up within 3 calendar days.

Contact the Circulation Desk with any questions at (541) 463-5273.

  • Most items check out for 6 weeks.
  • Special materials such as videotapes and sound recordings may be available for a 6 day or 6 week borrowing period if the owning library elects to make this option available.
  • Items are not renewable.
  • Each authorized user can have up to a combined total of 200 Summit requests or checked-out items at one time.

Materials borrowed through Summit can be returned to LCC Library, the owning library, or any Alliance member library.

All Summit Borrowers (students, staff, and faculty) are subject to fines. Go to the Library's circulation policy to view Summit late fees, replacement charges, and billing fees.

Credit students, faculty, and staff who are currently enrolled or employed at Alliance institutions may have borrowing privileges when they visit other Summit libraries. This "Away from the Library" service includes borrowing materials from generally circulating collections and making Summit requests.

When you visit another Summit Library:

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

An interlibrary loan is a library service through which you request materials that are not available in the LCC Library, but may be borrowed from other libraries.

LCC students, faculty, staff, and Community Borrowers can request an interlibrary loan.

The lending library determines whether a particular item can be provided, what the cost will be, the length of time it is on loan, and the time it takes to process the request.

Regional agreements regulating interlibrary loan and federal copyright law also place limitations on the types of materials that may be borrowed, as well as the number of articles that can be requested from a particular journal.

Current books, materials in high demand, audiovisual materials, or rare books may be difficult or impossible to obtain.

Materials usually arrive within seven to ten days, but they may take as long as four weeks to arrive.

Note: Interlibrary loan requests will be filled through Summit for eligible borrowers. Summit borrowing is available to credit students, staff and faculty. If the borrower is not eligible for Summit privileges, or if the item is not available from Summit, the request will be filled through the interlibrary loan process.

Please check the LCC Library Catalog prior to making an ILL request.

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at (541) 463-5273.