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Research for eLearning Students: If You Live Outside the Summit Area

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

ILL Definition

Interlibrary loan of articles can be requested directly through the Primo Library Search; most articles will be delivered electronically. For physical items, please see below.  

You can ask the librarians for help finding alternative online resources.

For more information about interlibrary loan, with a list of frequently-asked questions, see the Interlibrary Loan Information page.

Obtaining Physical Materials

If you live outside the Summit library area, you may use the interlibrary loan service at your local library to request books in  Chemeketa’s library (or other libraries). Articles in journals and magazines may also be requested on interlibrary loan.

Chemeketa does not charge for interlibrary loans, but some libraries do. Ask your local librarian about any fees.

picture of arrowTip: Allow extra time for requesting materials from another library. The time needed for interlibrary loan depends on many factors, and can vary from a day to several weeks.  Allow at least a week.

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.