About Summit

What Is Summit?

  • Request items (books, videos and more) from 36 academic libraries in OR & WA
  • Pick up items at the Summit dropsite most convenient for you
  • Choose from over 28 million items

Chemeketa for-credit students, faculty, and staff may use Summit, the Orbis Cascade Alliance catalog, to request items from member libraries in Oregon and Washington. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 college and university libraries.

Authorized Chemeketa users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, and they may request over 28 million items from Alliance libraries directly through the Summit catalog. The catalog also includes millions more non-Alliance items that may be requested via interlibrary loan.

Material requested in Summit will be sent to your institution's library, or you may set up a Visiting Patron account at the Summit library most convenient for you.

How Do You Use Summit? 

It's easy to search in Summit. Summit items are returned as part of the default search results in the Chemeketa Library Search. Usually, Summit items will have a yellow dot and the words Check Holdings. When you click the Get It tab, you will see a link to request the item from Summit or from Interlibrary loan.

Direct Summit requesting is temporarily unavailable in the catalog. You can still request a Summit item by filling out the Interlibrary Loan form. Summit 3, the new system for requesting Summit items directly through the catalog, is scheduled to debut on January 20.

Most Summit books check out for six weeks and will be held for you six days at the pickup location. Most videos check out for six days and will be held for three days at the pickup location.

Visiting Patron 

To register as a Visiting Patron at another Alliance library, you must go to that library prepared to log into your Chemeketa library record.

If you are a distant student and do not have a Chemeketa ID, before visiting another Summit library please call 503-399-5043 with your name, K number, date of birth, and phone number. Chemeketa will issue you a barcode number so that you can register at the other library. You may also e-mail the information to Chemeketa Circulation, but please be aware that your privacy cannot be guaranteed in an e-mail.

For a list and interactive map of Alliance libraries showing all 46 library locations, see http://orbiscascade.org/member.

For More Help 

Pointer to tipFor help with searching and requesting get in touch with the reference librarians. They are happy to help you.


To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.

Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/instruction/summit.php

Updated: 15 December 2014