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Textbook Lending Library and Course Reserves: Textbook Requesting

 We will begin processing fall term requests on Wednesday, September 8th.  The library will be returning to in person services at this time.  Remember to bring a photo ID for checkout.  Lending Library requests will have in person pick up or a mailing option with a shipping and handling fee of $8.00.  We will be processing items on a first come, first served basis.

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

The bookstore will be offering free digital textbooks for many titles in the Fall.  Be sure to find out whether or not you need a textbook before placing your request.  Information is available at https://bookstore.chemeketa.edu/home.aspx.
 

 

Important information to know:

  • Lending Library Requests for fall 2021 begin: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 (in person or by mail with a fee of $8.00)
  • Lending Library Pickup:
    • Materials can be picked up in person at Salem Campus, Yamhill Valley Campus, Polk Center, or the Woodburn Public Library.
      • Bring a photo ID for checkout
    • Allow 1 business day for processing if picking up at the Salem Campus and 3-4 business days to arrive at other locations.
  • Materials can be mailed to you for a fee.
    • The shipping and handling fee is $8.00
    •  Items are mailed Media Rate and can take 7-10 days to arrive.
    • Mailed items will be shipped to the address that you have on file with the College.
    • If you need to change your address go to My.Chemeketa (you can review and update your address under Personal Information).  
    • The address updates overnight in the College system.  You will need to wait until the next day, for the Library system to update, in order  to submit your hold request
  • You must be registered for fall term 2021 to submit a request for fall term
  • Login to request items using your MyChemeketa credentials
  • Search and request in the Library Search Box below or at librarysearch.chemeketa.edu

 

Does your address need updated through the college?

  • Addresses can be viewed and updated through My Chemeketa
  • Select "Personal Information" in the right-hand menu then click on "Addresses & phone numbers"
  • If the address displayed is not correct click on the link above to update information

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 bookstore.chemeketa.edu to be sure of the title, author, and edition

Requesting

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. 

primo item screen with CL and TRIO collections pointed out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

hold form showing pickup location dropdown menu

Pick your delivery location from the dropdown menu. Delivery to standard pickup locations is free. Home delivery by mail is available for an $8 fee. If you need to change your home address, do that first in My Chemeketa and wait a day before requesting.

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
           NOT
     Introduction algebra

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • 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.