Search the PSU Library catalog. If the book you want has a green dot and the phrase, Available at PSU Library Shelves, then click on Find & Request. Write down the location or floor and the call number. Click on Locate for a map of the call letters.
Check out the book at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.
While the Portland State Library has a tremendous number of books and articles, we may not have a specific item you're looking for. In that case, you may be able to get it through Summit or ILL.
Summit is a cooperative of libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that have agreed to share books with each other. When you find an item in the catalog, if you see "Find & Request" under the title, that means that the book is not in our collection but is held at one of our partner libraries. You can request the book by clicking on "Find & Request" (sign in at the upper right corner of the page to do this). It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
Items that are not available at PSU or Summit can be requested through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery. Please note: it can take up to 12 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan.