Starting 11/16/21, CCC Library is once again able to borrow or lend books and other physical items from Summit libraries. See below for instructions on how to place requests.
To pick up physical items from other libraries, you will need to schedule a pick-up time. When your item is available you will get an email with a scheduling link. Faculty and staff will have physical items from other libraries sent to their campus mailbox.
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Last updated 1/12/2022
CCC Library shares an online catalog with 37 other Summit libraries, and you can borrow items from them. Requesting a book is as easy as clicking a button - and there are millions of items to choose from!
CCC Library's catalog searches three different sizes of content:
CCC Library's catalog does not have access to articles from the 37 Summit libraries' collections. To request an article that CCC Library does not have access to, you will always use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Have a question about where your Summit or ILL request? Contact the Circulation Desk at 503-594-6323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit allows users to request books, DVDs, sound recordings, government documents and more from participating libraries in the Northwest.
If you find a print book, CD, or DVD that CCC Library doesn’t have, you can request it through Summit. Here's what to do:
CCC Library will email you when your Summit item is available for pick up. Use the scheduling link in that email to pick a time to pick your item up at Dye Learning Center. Items must be picked up within seven calendar days after they are available or they will be returned to the lending library.
If your Summit request cannot be filled, an email will notify you that your request was canceled. Instructions on how to request the item through ILL will be available on the cancelation email.
Community borrowers cannot use Summit, but they can request books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
CCC students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers in need of books, articles, or other materials not available at CCC Library or through Summit Libraries can request those items from another library that participates in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program. Loan periods may be shorter than for our own materials, and renewals may or may not be possible. ILL is a free service.
All article requests should be submitted through ILL.
To request an article, first double-check that the article is not available from another database. The CCC Library Catalog is a good place to check!
Once you have determined it is not available at CCC, please fill out our Interlibrary Loan form (below) or contact Derek Cloo at 503-594-3494 or email@example.com. Articles will be emailed to you within 3 - 10 business days. Include the following information:
To request a book, first double-check that the book is not available from a Summit library (use the search box on this page). If it is not (or if you are a community borrower), please contact Derek Cloo at 503-594-3494 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ILL books arrive in 7-10 business days. Include the book title, author, publication date, and ISBN (if possible).
You may also stop by the library to fill out a paper request form.
Current CCC students, faculty, and staff can visit other Summit libraries to check out materials.
ILL Frequently Asked Questions
WHO may use this service?
CCC students, staff and faculty, including Distance Learning students. You will need either your library barcode or ID number (found on your CCC ID card or course registration) to request materials.
Clackamas County residents may also obtain a CCC Library card and use the barcode to place an Interlibrary Loan request.
WHAT can be obtained through ILL?
Participating libraries will generally lend books from their circulating collections and will send electronic versions of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers.
HOW LONG does it take?
Requests for Physical items generally take 1-2 weeks. Uncommon items may take longer. Electronic articles can take a much shorter times, as can other materials available close by.
Will you mail it to me?
Students currently enrolled in a Distance Learning course may request that items be mailed to them if they are unable to come to the Library. By requesting mail service, you become responsible for any borrowed items; should it be lost in transit in either direction, you will be charged for replacement and processing.
What does it cost?
There is usually no charge; however, some lending libraries do require an additional fee. Please state on the request form the maximum amount you would be willing to pay ($0-$20) to obtain the item if there is such a fee. Pre-payment is necessary in the rare event there are no cost-free options. You will be contacted if this becomes necessary.
What information do I need to provide?
For a book: author, title, edition if it matters, publication year, and ISBN.
For an article: author, title, source (journal/magazine) title, volume, issue, date and page numbers. (please include ISSN if you have it)
What if I don't have all that information?
Ask a reference librarian to help you find it. Call 503-594-6042, email email@example.com, or use our 24/7 chat service.
How many items can be requested?
For students and staff, there is no limit. We must limit interlibrary loan requests from non-student/non-staff to three requests per week, with a limit of nine per term.
If you are in a CCC Library system looking at an article you want, but don’t see the green ‘Full-text online’ link or a link to a PDF, you need to fill out an article request form, also called interlibrary loan. After we received your request, we’ll borrow the article from one of our partner libraries and email it to you – usually within a day or two. Contact a librarian if this doesn’t work.
If you found an article somewhere else and want to find out if you can read it through CCC Library:
Go to the CCC Library catalog and try entering the article’s title in the search bar. Make sure the search scope drop down is set to CCC + Summit + Articles, and be sure it is spelled correctly! After you hit search, click on the blue ‘Sign into your library account’ link and use your student email and myClackamas password to sign in.
Now look for your article in the results. It may help to use the ‘Refine my results’ sidebar to limit to the correct format type (book, article, etc.), publication date, author, etc. At this point, do NOT select ‘Full text online.’ Do this until you find your article (if it doesn’t turn up, contact a librarian). If your article has a link to ‘Full text online,’ you can click that, which will take you to a list of databases where that article is available. Select any of them, and it will re-direct you to your article.
If your article does not say ‘Full text online,’ but instead says ‘No full-text available,’ select that gray linked text. So long as you have signed in, you will be given the option to ‘Request this article through interlibrary loan.’ Select that link and fill out the form: CCC Library receives your request, borrows the article from one of our partner libraries, and emails it to you in full text! This usually takes just a day or two.
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