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Library Search - Find books, ebooks, articles, media, & more
Using the Primo 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.
Reading a Library Search Book Result
Printed books that say "Available" under the description will show a location in the library and a call number. Most of the books that can be checked out are in the General Collection, at the far end of the library. The call number is shown in parentheses after the library location. Use the call number to find the item on the shelf.
Electronic books say "Online access" or "Full text available" under the description. "Online access" is a link that will take you directly to the book. "Full text available" will take you to a link that you can follow to read the book.
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.
Log in with your My Chemeketa/Single Sign-On 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.