Borrowing and Circulation

Borrowing and Circulation

Pacific University Libraries' Boxer Search is your gateway to our vast collection of physical and electronic articles, books, videos, and more. If we don’t have it, we can get it from our partners through Summit or Interlibrary Loan.

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Pacific University Libraries serves all Pacific populations. Discover how to use our services from a distance.

PACIFIC ITEMS

Have Pacific-owned items delivered to Forest Grove or Hillsboro campus through Boxer Search, the Libraries' online catalog. When the item is ready for pickup, you will be notified by e-mail.* Items will be held for 7 days and may be renewed up to two times.

*Current Boxer/photo ID required to checkout or access your account.
For assistance, please contact 503-352-1403 or circulation@pacificu.edu.

SUMMIT

Summit is a partnership between dozens of northwest academic libraries. If your item is not held at Pacific, you might still be able get it through one of our Summit partners. To request Summit items, simply search Boxer Search, the library catalog, sign in, and look for the “Request from Summit" link under “Availability and request options.” The item will be shipped to your location, and an email notification will be sent to you when it is ready for pickup.* Summit items are held for 7 days and are not renewable.

*Current Boxer/photo ID required to checkout or access your account.
For assistance, please contact 503-352-1403 or circulation@pacificu.edu.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN and DOCUMENT DELIVERY

Order articles, books, and other materials not available from Pacific or Summit libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). Additionally, you may use ILLiad to request copies from our print collections. ILLiad materials may be renewable.

*Current Boxer/photo ID required to checkout or access your account.
For ILLiad assistance, please email our staff at ill@pacificu.edu, or call 503-352-1426.

REQUEST A PURCHASE

The Pacific University Libraries is piloting a new purchase-on-demand service. Current Pacific University faculty, staff, and students may request the purchase of any book or media item.

SEARCH TIPS:
  • Does Pacific own it? - Check the catalog first. Sign in to Boxer Search to access Pacific’s resources.
  • Can I get it from Summit? Check Boxer Search, sign-in to see Summit availability and request materials.
  • When starting from the databases, click the PDF icon/link to download immediately. If full text is not available, click the Total Access @ Pacific link to find it in another database or to request via ILLiad.
  • If you don't find your resource in the Libraries’ physical or electronic collections, request via ILLiad, and ILS will get it for you.
LENDING POLICIES
Lending Policy BOOKS DVDS/CDs RESERVES
(current Pacific students, faculty, staff only)
LAPTOPS
(current Pacific students, faculty, staff only)
PU Students and Staff

Visiting Summit Patrons

PU Alumni and Family, PAHL, and WCCLS*

  • Checkout: 3 weeks
  • Renewals: 2 (Summit items - 6 weeks; no renewal)
  • Overdues: $.50/day /item, up to $15.
  • Fees: Items not returned following 2 overdue notices result in a replacement charge of $75 plus a $15 processing fee.
  • Checkout: 6 days
  • Renewals: 1 (Summit items - no renewal)
  • Overdues: $.50/day /item, up to $15.
  • Fees: Items not returned following 2 overdue notices result in a replacement charge of $75 plus a $15 processing fee.
  • Checkout: 2 hours, 4 hours, 2 days, 7 days
  • Renewals: None
  • Overdues: $.50/day /item, up to $15.
  • Fees: Items not returned following 2 overdue notices result in a replacement charge of $75 plus a $15 processing fee.
  • Checkout: 4 hours
  • Renewals: 1
  • Overdues: $1/ hr.
  • Fees: Laptops not returned by the end of the checkout day incur replacement charges. Laptops returned damaged incur replacement/repair charges assessed on a case by case basis.
PU Faculty
  • Checkout: 1 semester
  • Renewals: 2
  • Checkout: 6 days
  • Renewals: 1
  • Checkout: 2 hours, 4 hours, 2 days, 7 days
  • Renewals: None
  • Checkout: 4 hours
  • Renewals: 1
*PU Alumni, PU Family, WCCLS (Alumni/Family card, WCCLS referral slip required) - limited to 5 items per checkout and one renewal per item. Should replacement changes incur, borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.