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WELCOME!

If you are taking online classes all of the great services, like online journal articles, database searching, interlibrary loan, our 24/7 Librarian Chat service, and more are available to you.

If you also happen to live over 30 miles from the PSU campus and you are enrolled in a PSU distance class PSU books will also be mailed to you.

Read the information below to learn about special services just for you "over 30 miles from campus folks.". Then click on any of the Subject Guides over to the right to begin researching.

Questions? Chat with a librarian 24/7 or call the Reference Desk at (503) 725 2399.

If you live outside of the United States and are wondering how to access a book you may want to contact the library's Access Services Department at ILL@pdx.edu or masland@pdx.edu .

Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery (for distance students over 30 miles from PSU)

Use Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery for all of your requests.

  • PSU-owned articles take one to two days (PDF via email).
  • PSU-owned books/videos take one week.
  • Articles obtained from other libraries take a few days (PDF via email).
  • Books/videos obtained from other libraries take two weeks or more.

First-time users, select “Mail to Address” for “loan delivery method” when you register.
If you already registered, email Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery to change your delivery preference.

PSU Library Catalog Home Delivery Option (for distance students over 30 miles from PSU)

Use the PSU Library Catalog to find and request PSU-owned materials.

  1. Find an item in the PSU Library Catalog.
    Hint: Look for a Green indicator dot and “physical item.”
  2. Click the Find & Request tab.
  3. If you are not already logged in, click “Sign-in for more options,” and enter your Odin login.
  4. Click the Request link.
  5. Select “Home Address,” and click Request.

Example of the Option for Home Delivery:*

Screen shot PSU Library Home Delivery Option

*If you live more than 30 miles away, and the home delivery option is not displayed, please contact Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.

If you live outside of the United States and are wondering how to access a book you may want to contact the library's Access Services Department at ILL@pdx.edu or masland@pdx.edu .

 

Using Another Summit Library as Your "Home Base"

Do you live near a Summit Library? If your do, you may be able to use that library as your "home base".

* You can use the databases they have to find articles, and then save them on a flash drive or email them to yourself for free.

* You can check books out from any Summit library! (make sure you have your PSU ID card handy).

* You should be able to have books from other Summit libraries sent to your new " home base" library. This service isn't working in all Summit libraries right now, but it's worth checking into.

To see if you live near a summit library in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho See the Map of Summit Libraries

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Education Librarian

Bob Schroeder

Contact Info
Email: schroedr@pdx.edu
Phone: 503 725 4519
Office: 280 F, Millar Library

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