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.
During remote operations (fall & spring terms, 2020), Items requested through The CCRLS Bridge will be mailed to students or employees. Instead of choosing a pickup location, you will be asked to supply your mailing address.
Q: 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 and request public items, however, by choosing the CCRLS Public Libraries scope from the dropdown menu in Chemeketa Primo library search.
Q: 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 or Yamhill campuses, or at Chemeketa's Polk Center.You must be logged into the Primo Library search with your My Chemeketa user name and password.
Tip: Use all lowercase letters for your My Chemeketa login name.
Q: 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:
Click on the Check Holdings link to show more information.
To request, follow the link that says, "CCRLS Bridge Request." You will not see the CCRLS Bridge link unless you are logged in.
This will open another window and display the results of a search in the CCRLS Bridge. If you do not see results, click Simple Search and type in the title of the item again. (See below)
This happens because sometimes the Bridge can't interpret what our Primo search sends. Look for the Simple Search link at the top of the page and do a keyword search for your item.
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.
If a copy of your item is requestable you will see a pulldown menu to select your pickup location. For most items, "volume needed" may 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 you selected. You can check it out on your ID card.
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 Oregon.gov web site to find a copy you can access.
Q: How can I get more information about the Public Library system and service?