Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan can help you get access to library materials that Pierce Library doesn't own or have access to, including books, journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, and other items. Interlibrary Loan services are available to EOU students, faculty, and staff, and to Town Patrons as described in Pierce Library's Circulation Policy
Pierce Library does not charge EOU students, faculty, and staff for Interlibrary Loan services and tries to borrow from institutions who do not charge for lending their materials. Some requests for rare materials may require fees, but you will be notified and no fees will be incurred without your approval.
If you are sure EOU doesn't have the article, go directly to the article request form.
Otherwise, check to see if articles are available at EOU by using the instructions on our Finding Articles page.
Citations in article databases often include a Find It button that will perform the search for you.
Article requests generally arrive in one day, but make take three to four days. Always allow as much time as possible.
Most article requests are fulfilled with digital copies. You will receive an email with the article attached.
View our Finding Books help page for instructions on how to find books from EOU and other libraries.
Books requested from Summit usually arrive within three or four days. WorldCat requests often take seven to ten days. Always allow as much time as possible.
Conditions of use depend on the policies of the lending library. The amount of time you have to use the book may vary, and renewals may or may not be allowed. Lending libraries may also place other restrictions, such as requiring that materials be used within the library, or that photocopying is not permitted.
Summit items cannot be renewed. To request a renewal for a WorldCat item, contact the Interlibrary Loan department by email or phone at least four days before the due date. Be sure to include your full name and the title of the item you wish to renew.
DVDs, CDs, and other materials
Search for and request these items like books. Many libraries do not lend these items, and so it may not always be possible to obtain them.
Contact Interlibrary Loan
Email Interlibrary Loan
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Phone: (541) 962-3735
Fax: (541) 962-3335
OCLC code: EOS
National Union Catalog code: OrLgE