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Catalog Help

Tips on how to search the library's holdings for books, eBooks, digital records, images, periodicals, and more.

What is Summit?

Summit is the shared library catalog of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 colleges and universities in Washington and Oregon. This service provides access to over 28 million books, DVDs, videotapes, sound recordings, government documents and significantly expands access to resources for faculty and student research.

To borrow materials through Summit and retrieve them, you will need to sign-on to Primo using your SU username and password.

Turnaround Time

Direct borrowing of returnable materials is available to students and faculty at member institutions and materials are delivered to campus from member libraries within 5-7 business days.

Loan Period and Renewals

The loan period for general circulating material is 6 weeks. DVDs and other "short-loan" material can be borrowed for 6 days. No renewals are allowed in Summit.

Fines/Replacement Costs

Although there is no direct cost to borrow materials, each borrower must honor the due dates for materials. One renewal is allowed for Summit items. For lost or stolen items, please reach out to Replacement fees are subject to the policies of the owning library. If a library item checked out to you is stolen, the law library will determine the appropriate course of action.

For more information on Summit, contact the circulation desk at at 206.398.4220 or

Searching Summit

From the library catalog, enter your search terms and select Summit Libraries.

Screenshot of library catalog with dropdown menu limiting search to Summit Libraries

Click on Request a copy under the title you wish to borrow.

Screenshot of library catalog displaying search results; 'Request a Copy' is circled under the first title

Sign-in with your SU username and password to see your request options.

Screenshot of Request a Copy screen; 'SU Library patrons sign-in to see request options' is circled

Screenshot of Library Patron Authentication screen

Click on Place Summit request (about 5 days).

Screenshot of Request a Copy screen; 'Place Summit Request' is circled

Select Pickup/delivery location (Law Library) and click Request.

Screenshot of Request a Copy screen; Pickup/delivery location says 'Law Library'