What is Summit and what is ILL?

Both are services that you can use to receive items from other libraries. Summit is the combined catalog of the Northwest libraries that belong to the Orbis Cascade Library Alliance. The courier service it utilizes brings you the ordered items much faster that the Interlibrary Loan service that contacts libraries outside of the Northwest region.
When to expect your items? On average, it takes a week for Summit items, 7-10 business days for standard ILL items. The Library will hold the books for 1 week for you; videos and other media will be held for 3 days. 
There are no renewals on Summit-requested items, with 6-week check-out on books, and 6-day check-out on videos and other media. Renewals for the standard requests through ILL could be possible.  It is up to the lender to grant the renewal or not.  ILL-renewal requests should be made within one week of the due date, but not less than 3-days before the due date.
Please address your questions to the Access Services Manager at 885-1778.
 

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