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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What is Summit Borrowing?

Summit is the online 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.

Who can borrow?

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.

How do I find materials in Summit Libraries?

Search the Library Catalog using the "LCC + Summit" search scope.

How do I know when an item is ready for pick up?

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

  • Email changes must be made through MyLane and will take up to two business days for your library record to change. You may need to configure your email program to "trust" Summit emails.

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.

How long can I check out items for?

  • 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.

Where do I return items?

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

What if I'm late returning an item?

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.

Can I visit and check out items from another member library?

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

When you visit another Summit Library:

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


What is an interlibrary loan?

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.

Who can request an ILL?

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

What else do I need to know?

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. 

What if I'm late returning an item?

All ILL borrowers are subject to fines. Go to the Library's circulation policy to view ILL late fees, replacement charges, and billing fees.

Request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) »


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