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 adopted as a patron at the Summit library most convenient for you.

How Do You Use Summit? 

It's easy to search in Summit. You must be logged into the Library Search to see Summit links. Once you are logged in, pull down the dropdown menu next to the search space and choose "Chemeketa+Summit." Your search results will include Summit items. 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, if the item is not available in Summit).

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.

Adopted Patrons 

To register as a patron at another Alliance library, you must go to that library prepared to log into your Chemeketa library record. There is a link to My Library Account on the Chemeketa library home page. Use your My Chemeketa user name and password to log in.

For a list and interactive map of Alliance institutions, 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: 19 March 2015