Some things to keep in mind when searching:
If you need help finding the location of a book in the Reed Library, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk. We are here to help! If you prefer finding things on your own, the library map will help. You will need to know the call number for books. We use the Library of Congress classification system.
Summit is a resource sharing service that provides access to materials from libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, our consortium of 39 academic institutions throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. You can use our shared library catalog to find books, sound recordings, videos, and other library resources. This service is available to any currently-enrolled student, staff, or faculty member. Summit works hand-in-hand with your library account, so no special registration is required. To checkout resources directly from other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries, bring your Reed ID when you visit those institutions.
Summit uses a courier service that usually delivers materials within 3-5 business days. When the item you requested arrives at the Reed Library, you’ll get a notification email.
To search Summit, select "Reed + Summit" from the dropdown menu in the library catalog interface. Enter your search terms and click the “Search” button.
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a resource sharing service that allows you to request materials that aren't owned by our library or available through Summit. This includes any article not available at Reed and print books and media not at Reed or Summit. ILL is available free of charge to any currently-enrolled student, staff, or faculty member (current and emeritus) with a valid account.
Turnaround time for loan requests is typically 7-14 days, while articles are usually received within 1-2 days. When the item you requested arrives at the Reed Library, you’ll get a notification email. Some items are more readily available than others, so, by necessity, we can't guarantee the receipt or delivery time of any requested item.
When to use ILL
Materials you can check out from the library, discoverable in the catalog:
Other materials in the catalog: