From Other Libraries

Borrow From Other Libraries


If we don't own an item, you might still be able to get it through our Summit partnership with regional libraries. Simply search the catalog, sign in, and place a request. You'll be emailed when the item is ready and we'll hold it for 7 days.
Summit items can be delivered to Forest Grove or Hillsboro.

Summit offers quick regional book requests while ILLiad offers worldwide requests of articles, books, and more

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find something at Pacific or Summit, we can help you get it from other libraries for free. We deliver to Pacific campuses and home addresses for distance learners.


We use ILLiad for loans and need your current contact information to get items to you. The first time you place a request, you'll need to register.

Once you do, you'll be able to:

  • Request items from libraries worldwide
  • Request copies of print or microfilm articles from Pacific
  • Access article PDFs
  • Manage requests

Interlibrary Loan is only for our current students, faculty, and staff. Alumni can contact staff about copies of print journals.


We provide research materials of all types, but not required course textbooks. You can place requests from our catalog and databases or by filling out the request form for articles or other items.

Arrival time varies, but articles may take 1 to 2 days. Physical loans can take 7-10 days, depending on where they come from. Please plan ahead!

Loaning libraries set the due dates and renewals so they vary. Fines may apply for lost or damaged items. Articles are available for 60 days, so be sure to download them before they expire!

Need help?

See our ILLiad Guide, email, or call 503-352-1413.