Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan service is available for articles and for physical items, such as books or DVDs


How to Request Interlibrary Loan


Chemeketa students and employees may submit ILL (interlibrary loan) book and article requests.

  • Online forms are available here
  • Paper forms are available at the library
  • You can also request articles by logging into the  Primo Library Search with your regular Chemeketa login
  • Books and media will be delivered to a Chemeketa pickup location; by mail is available with an $8.00 shipping and handling fee
  • Articles are delivered electronically
  • For questions or for more details, please see the Frequently-Asked Questions about ILL, below, ask the ILL department, or phone 503.399.5216

Please plan on extra time for materials to be delivered from another library system.

Information for public library patrons

Patrons of public libraries in the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library System (CCRLS) should get in touch with their home library to arrange for interlibrary loan.

Applicable Principles And Laws

The Chemeketa Community College Library endorses the principles relating to interlibrary loan included in the Oregon Library Resource Sharing Policy, the ALA Interlibrary Loan Code, U.S. copyright law, U.S. Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) Guidelines, and federal and state laws governing confidentiality of records.

Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan

  • What is Interlibrary Loan?

    Interlibrary loan is a service through which materials not owned by Chemeketa or its partner libraries can be ordered. (Partners include CCRLS, the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional library system, and Summit, the libraries of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.)

  • What types of materials are available?

    The ILL department will attempt to borrow nearly anything you request. Exceptions:

    • current-year books
    • items available from Chemeketa
    • items available from CCRLS (the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional library Service)
    • physical items available from Summit (the Orbis Cascade Alliance)
    • electronic items

    Some items are more difficult to borrow and may take longer to arrive.

  • Is there a charge for ILL?
    • Chemeketa Community College does not have a service charge for Interlibrary loan
      services, but will pass along any fees the lending library charges
    • Requests for loans or photocopies will be ordered first through non-charging libraries
    • If the item is not available from a free lender, and if the person requesting the item is willing, the ILL department will order the item from libraries charging a fee for loans or photocopies.
  • How do I place a request?

    You can request articles Chemeketa doesn't have from the Primo library search.

    • Be sure to log into the search
    • Once you are logged in, you will see a Request from Summit Plus link for articles Chemeketa does not have.

    If the  DVD, book, etc., you want is not  available through Summit, you can request the item by filling out the online interlibrary loan form.

    Paper request forms are available at the Circulation desk. There are two request forms, one for magazine articles and the other for everything else. Please fill them out completely. Incomplete forms will cause delays in obtaining materials. The Reference desk staff will help you fill out the interlibrary loan form

    For journal articles include

    • your name
    • your phone number
    • your address
    • title of journal
    • title of article
    • date of publication
    • author of article
    • page numbers of article
    • source of reference (for best service attach a copy of the page where you found out about the article, for example a page from Academic OneFile database)
    • maximum willing to pay (0 is fine!)
    • not needed after - last date you could use the item

    For books and other materials include

    • your name
    • your phone number
    • your address
    • title of book
    • author of book
    • publisher
    • date of publication
    • source of reference (for best service attach a copy of the page where you found out about the book, for example a page from the library search)
    • maximum willing to pay (0 is fine!)
    • not needed after - last date you could use the item


  • How long does ILL take?

    Allow at least 7-10 days for interlibrary loan of physical items. Sometimes materials could take longer. Delivery time is dependent on the location of the lending library, the availability of the materials, and the shipping method used by the lending library.

    Most article requests are filled electronically, and wait time is relatively short.

  • How long can I keep the material?

    Books and other materials' loan periods are set by the lending library. The average loan period is about 3
    weeks. The due date will be clearly marked on the loan.