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Textbook Lending Library and Course Reserves: Textbooks by Mail

During remote operations, Lending Library requests will be mailed to you.  We will begin processing fall term requests on Tuesday, September 8th.  Processing items may take extra time due to item availability.  We will be processing items on a first come, first served basis.

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


Important information to know:

  • Lending Library Requests begin: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (not in person)
  • Lending Library Pickup: Materials will be mailed to the address you provide. Be sure to include your entire address including apartment/unit number, city, state, and zip code
  • Requests are not limited to one course per day
  • You must be registered for fall term 2020 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

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 to be sure of the title, author, and edition


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!

Request form in Primo with address & home library

Pick your home library from the dropdown menu.

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
     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.