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Search the PSU Library Catalog: Search for Books

Search for books at the PSU Library

When you search for a  book in the PSU Library catalog, look for this green link, Available at PSU Library Shelves, then select it. Write down the location and the call number. Click on View Map to find the call number and floor.

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Search for Books Using Subject Links

Search for books on your topic by using keywords, then select the title of the book and find the Details. The Subjects links lead to other relevant books on this topic.

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Request a Summit Book from the PSU Library Catalog

If you see a red Find & Request link with a book that you are interested in, select it to see if the book is available through Summit, a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

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PSU Library Catalog - Books

Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Request Books through ILL

If a book you need is not available  through either PSU or Summit, request it  through Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery (ILL). It takes up to 12 days to receive a book through Interlibrary Loan.

The PSU Library does not order textbooks or eBooks through Interlibrary Loan.

Renew Online with My Library Accounts!

Do you need to renew a book but cannot  get to the PSU Library?  Do you want to check the status of an interlibrary loan request?

Visit My Accounts to check the status of your materials and to renew items.

Placing Holds

Books with green links, Available at the PSU Library Shelves, can be placed on hold to be picked up at  the 1st floor Circulation Desk the next day. Click on the Available link for the full record of the book, there is a request option under Find & Request.

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