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Research for eLearning Students: If You Live in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho

A guide for students that gives tips for doing research, obtaining materials, and getting help in the online environment

The Summit Plus System

Summit Plus lets you request books, DVDs, and other physical items, as well as articles, directly from the Primo Library Search.

  • Articles are delivered electronically; see instructions
  • Books or other physical items are delivered to the library for pickup
  • When the item arrives at the library, you will receive an email in your college email account
  • You should allow approximately five working days to receive physical materials through Summit
  • Summit books are now renewable!

You can use Ask a Librarian, below, to get help in finding alternative resources online.

Obtaining Materials

You must log into the Primo Library Search in order to see request links. If Chemeketa's Yamhill Campus Library in McMinnville, OR, or the Woodburn Public Library is convenient for you, you can use the Request link in the Library Search to have a Chemeketa item sent to Yamhill or Woodburn. You must sign into the search with your My Chemeketa/Single Sign-On credentials to see the Request button. You can also use the CCRLS Bridge to have materials sent to local public libraries.

If you live in a place that is near any  library in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit), you can become a visiting patron at that library and request items be sent there from Chemeketa or any other Summit library. To be adopted by a Summit library, go to that library with a photo ID (University, College, or State Issued) , and be prepared to sign into your account on the Chemeketa Primo Library Search. Your login name and password are the same as for My Chemeketa. When the staff at the library have verified that you are a  qualified student, they will issue you a credential you can use to request and to check out materials.

When you look for books or other items in that library's search, log in with your visiting patron credentials to see Request Summit item links in the Get it section of a library record.

Map of CCRLS counties (Marion, Polk, and Yamhill) and Summit library locations (see map above)

Map of CCRLS counties and Summit library locations. As a Chemeketa student, you can become an "adopted" patron of any Summit library. 

Good News!

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Remember, a large proportion of Chemeketa's Collection is electronic, and accessible from your home or another location. You can filter by Chemeketa Online resources in the Chemeketa Primo library search results, or use one of our databases to find over a hundred thousand e-books, millions of articles, or a range of streaming videos.

Use your My Chemeketa User Name and password if asked for a login.

Ask a Librarian

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • Phone Reference at 503.399.5231
  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
  • 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.