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A guide with resources relevant to fine and visual arts.

Resources for Finding Books

Interlibrary Loan: Getting items from non-UO libraries

Interlibrary Loan is a free service for University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff. It allows you to get a book, video, or CD from another library.

If UO doesn't have the item you want, Summit is the fastest way to get it from another library. When you do a LibrarySearch in the catalog and log in, you are given the option to "Place Summit request." If you click on that link all you need to do is pick a delivery location, and then, when the book arrives, you will get an email to pick it up at the library. So easy!

TIP! You have to be logged in to see the "Place Summit request" link.

If a book, video, or cd is not available through Summit or UO, use ILLiad to request it. This is a free service to get items from another library, but it takes longer (2-3 weeks).

Go to ILLiad. Login with your username and UO ID, select the material you want under "Place request for," fill out the form, and submit. When it's ready you will get an email saying your item can be picked up.

TIP! Make sure to start early when you are doing research! It can take up to 3 weeks to get items from other libraries. If you have trouble getting something, contact your librarian:

Art + Architecture Librarian

Sara DeWaay - Art, Art History, Arts Admin, Design's picture
Sara DeWaay - Art, Art History, Arts Admin, Design
Design Library
200 Lawrence Hall