Library Search - Find books, articles, media, & more
Finding Books on the Shelf (Call Numbers)
Our library uses the Dewey Decimal System to arrange books on the shelves
Each book is assigned a decimal number that represents its subject
There can be many books with the same decimal number
A second part of the call number is used to arrange books that have the same decimal number
Typically that line represents the author's name
Books shelved in special areas of the library have a tag that represents the area at the top of the call number
In the example pictured, after locating the Reference shelves of the library, read the decimal number first, then the next line. This call number represents a dictionary of English rhymes by an author named Upton.
Chemeketa's library search has many electronic books. For information about accessing and using e-books, please see About E-Books.
Using Library Search
This short video will show you how to use Library Search to discover books and articles in print and full text online at Chemeketa and many other libraries.
Summit is the system used to request books and other items from 38 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. You must be logged into the library search to see Summit links.
Tip: Use all lowercase letters for your My Chemeketa login name.
Any item in the library search results that says Check holdings is a potential Summit request.
Click the Check holdings link.
The Place Summit Request link will display if there is at least one copy on the shelf in a Summit library. (Remmber, you won't see if if you're not logged in.)
Click the link to start a request.
You will have to choose a pickup location (Salem or Yamhill campus, or Woodburn Public Library).
If the item has multiple volumes, specify which one you want.
Click the Request button.
Please note that an item that is on the shelf is not always requestable. Check your My Chemeketa e-mail for news about your request.