OneSearch: Requesting Library Items

Learn how to use the Western Libraries' catalog.

Requesting Library Items in OneSearch

You can request an item from Western Libraries; from one of the 39 academic libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit); and beyond. Here is a quick overview of your options:

  • Request WWU Copy: When you see this option, you can choose to request the copy available through Western Libraries.‚Äč
  • Request online access: When you see this option, you can click on this link to learn more about your online access options.
  • Request Summit Copy: When you see this option, you can choose to request a copy available through a regional academic library.
  • Request through InterLibrary Loan: When you see this option, you can choose to request a copy through an InterLibrary Loan request. Please know that this option may require additional delivery time.

Here is an example of a library item with those request options:

Item record within WWU library catalog.

OneSearch & The Summit Request Process

“My bookmarked Summit Catalog site redirects me to this site. Why?”

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, the Orbis Cascade Alliance integrated the Summit catalog request process into the single search interface of Western Libraries’ OneSearch. For some background: During the 2014-2015 academic year, Western Libraries has continued the transition from the Libraries old catalog system to a fully implemented shared catalog that draws upon data sources from the Orbis Cascade Alliance’s 38 member libraries. The integration of Summit requesting into OneSearch was one of the many developments in this process (In the past, patrons were required to log into another system in order to complete a Summit request). 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Meghan Williams at Western Libraries:

Meghan Williams, Summit Liaison at Western Libraries

meghan.williams@wwu.edu, 360-650-7642

Common FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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