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CCRLS Bridge: Requesting items from CCRLS Public Libraries

How to use the CCRLS Bridge to request books or other items from the public libraries in the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service

What Does It Do?

The CCRLS Bridge makes it possible for Chemeketa patrons to request CCRLS public library books without using a public library barcode. CCRLS stands for Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service.

Frequently Asked Questions about Accessing Public Library Resources

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Do the public libraries in Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service use the same online system as Chemeketa Community College?

No. The CCRLS public libraries use a different system for their catalog. You can see public items, however, by choosing the CCRLS Public Libraries scope from the dropdown in the Chemeketa library search.picture of dropdown menu in library search showing CCRLS Public Libraries option

Can I still have items sent from the public library to a Chemeketa campus library?

Yes! Items requested from CCRLS public libraries can be picked up at Chemeketa Salem (CCC) or Yamhill (YVC) campuses.

How can students access public library resources?

There are two ways.  By requesting as a Chemeketa student/employee, or by using a CCRLS public library card.

With Chemeketa credentials:

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Request in the CCRLS Public Libraries scope by clicking Get It tab under your item and following the link that says, "CCRLS Bridge Request."

This will open another window and display the results of a search in the CCRLS Bridge.










Click on the desired title in the CCRLS Bridge results to see full information about the item and requestability.

This will open a new page.

picture of ccrls bridge screen showing request menu and list of books with requestability information

If a copy of your item is requestable you will see a pulldown menu to select your pickup location. For most items, "volume needed" amy be left blank. You can use that space if you are requesting an item with parts, or an issue of a magazine.

Your item will be sent to the library of the Chemeketa campus you selected. You can check it out on your ID card.

With a CCRLS public library card:

  • Have a CCRLS public library card? Great!  You can use this card to check out and request public library items.
  • Don’t have one? Go to your local CCRLS public library (within Marion, Polk or Yamhill counties) with proof of residency (utility bill, electric bill, etc.) to apply for one.
  • Live outside of the city limits? Take your Chemeketa Student ID and proof of class registration (for example, a schedule printed out from My Chemeketa) to your local CCRLS public library to receive a 25 item access library card. This card must be renewed every term.

Request in the CCRLS Public Libraries scope by clicking the Details tab and following the "Request this item using a CCRLS Public Library card" link. picture of ccrls public library card request linkOn the screen that opens, click the Place Hold button and enter your public library card barcode number and PIN.

How can I get more information about the Public Library system and service?

For more information about CCRLS libraries visit: About CCRLS.


picture of request button showing the pickup location menu and copy information

If a copy is available for requesting, a Select Pickup Location menu and request button appears. Choose either Salem Campus or Yamhill Campus as your preferred location to pick up the item.

You will receive information about your request in your Chemeketa e-mail account.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know when my item arrives?

A: You will receive an e-mail in your My Chemeketa Google mail account.

Q: The item I want is at  "OSL" but  it says "Not Requestable."

A: The Oregon State Library shares a server with CCRLS, but its materials are not directly requestable through the system.  There is a link, however, to an interlibrary loan request form you can fill out.

Q: What about electronic items?

A: Electronic materials in the public libraries do not display in the CCRLS Bridge.  State Library electronic items do, however. Although there's no way to request a loan of an electronic item, you can try using Google or the web site to find a copy you can access.

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