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Distance/Remote Learners and Pacific’s Eugene/Woodburn Campuses

If you’re studying or working far from Forest Grove or Hillsboro, or unable to come to the Forest Grove or Hillsboro campus for any reason, we’re here to help you succeed. You have access to Pacific’s electronic resources like you would on campus. Physical library materials can be sent to you, always free of charge (and with free return shipping if needed).

For general questions or assistance please contact us:
ill@pacificu.edu  |  503-352-1413

How to Use Pacific’s Electronic Resources

Use your PUNetID to get eBooks, eJournals, and databases. Start by searching Boxer Search in the black bar in the header. You can find additional step-by-step information about accessing Pacific’s electronic resources on our How-To Guides.

How to Get Articles/Book Chapters You Can’t Access

Interlibrary Loan can get you articles and book chapters you can’t access for any reason, always free of charge. If you need assistance using Interlibrary Loan please view our step-by-step guides and additional details. For articles and book chapters, PDFs will be delivered into your ILLiad account, generally in 2-3 days.

Request an Article or Book chapter via ILLiad

PDFs, usually arrive in 2-3 days. ILLiad is how you place ILL requests and access articles. Your ILLiad login is your PUNet ID and password (WITHOUT the @pacificu.edu)

How to Get Books and Other Physical Items

Please request all physical items through Interlibrary Loan using ILLiad, even if Pacific owns the item(s). For physical library materials, such as books and DVDs, our Interlibrary Loan team will send items right to your mailing address, free of charge. Physical items generally take 10-14 days, plus a few days for shipping to you. Items come from many different libraries. Before the due date, mail loans back to us with the free prepaid FedEx ground label in your package.

Request Other Items via ILLiad

(books, DVDs, scores, etc., usually available 10-14 days, plus a few days for shipping.)

For any Interlibrary Loan questions please contact: ill@pacificu.edu | 503-352-1413

For items you would like the Libraries to own, you can also Request a Purchase as another way to get materials we don’t already have. The Libraries will send you the item(s) free of charge and with free return shipping as needed.

Using Nearby Libraries

You may have access to other academic libraries who participate in Summit in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho. Ask nearby libraries about their Visiting Summit Patron policies. Some libraries will “adopt” you as a patron so you can pick up Summit items.

Public or special libraries may also help. You can find them at WorldCat. Many Oregon libraries participate in the Oregon Library Passport Program and you may be able to register as a user with them- please check with each library you’re interested in to see if they participate and their terms.

For general questions or assistance please contact us:
libraryhelp@pacificu.edu  |  503-352-1400

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