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Virtual Library: Lending Library Textbooks

The Library is operating remotely. Reference assistance and most of our resources are available online

During COVID-19 you can still get college Lending Library textbooks.  We will no longer be processing Spring Term requests starting Friday, May 22nd.  Summer Term requests begin Monday, June 8th. 

Processing items may take extra time due to item availability.  We cannot send items out until they have been returned from Spring Term.  We will be processing items on a first come, first serve basis.

You can use the search box and directions below to find your book and request it.  We'll send you the book by mail.

College Life (CL),  TRIO, and PCY books are available for requesting.

Important information to know:

  • Lending Library Requests begin: Monday, June 8, 2020 (not in person)
  • Lending Library Pickup: Materials will be mailed to the address you provide. Be sure to include your entire address including city, state, and zip code
  • Requests are not limited to one course per day
  • You must be registered for Summer Term 2020 to submit a request
  • Login to request items using your MyChemeketa credentials
  • Search for Lending Library items in the Library Search Box below or at

Using the Primo Library Search

Library Search - Find your textbooks on reserve


You can search by course number or by title.

Searching by course number

  • Type in the course number with no spaces, e.g., MTH111, and Enter
  • A list of items will appear
  • TRIO, PCY and College Lending items are requestable
  • College Lending items have numbers with the prefix “CL.”
  • TRIO item have numbers with the prefix "TRIO."
  • Yamhill Valley Campus items have numbers with the prefix "PCY"

book in primo result list, showing call number in the "available at" message

  • There can be multiple locations; the “CL” location may not show on the results page; click the “Available at” message to see all the locations
  • In some cases, there may be multiple sections of a course using different texts, so you may want to check the textbook search at to be sure of the title, author, and edition


When you find your item click the Sign In link and use your regular Chemeketa student login  to see the Request link.

You won't see the Request link until you click on the CL, PCY or TRIO line in the record. 

full details screen of book showing CL and TRIO collections lines

Click the Request link and type in your address on the form.  Check to make sure it's correct!

Request form in Primo with address & home library

Pick your home library from the dropdown menu.

Click the Request Chemeketa Item button

The screen will show a confirmation message if there are any copies available for requesting.

Searching by Key Words

Try to search by distinctive words that will combine to find your item, for example:

     mathematics Silbey
     Introduction algebra

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • Chat reference: Use the widget below or use the accessible chat form
  • We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.