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Finding Books

How to find books and more



EOU’s Primo is your access point to a vast amount of information resources, including books, DVDs, CDs and other physical items found in library collections. To search for books and other materials owned by EOU, start with the EOU Library search scope.

A keyword search is the best way to start if you are looking for materials related to a general topic. If you are looking for a specific book or other item, you may want to use Advanced Search to search by title or author, or choose to search for items in a particular format.

Choosing “Advanced Search” will let you construct a search with many different conditions. For example, you can do a keyword search narrowed down to a certain author. You can also search by language, publication date, or other criteria.

Once you have a list of results, you can narrow down to a particular resource type.

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If you would like to request books to either pick up at the library or be sent to your home then please follow the instructions on the Request Books page.


If you can’t find what you need in EOU’s collections, try expanding to the EOU + Summit search scope. This will give you access to books and other materials owned by other Summit Libraries. To request a Summit book click on the “Find & Request” link and then the “Request from Summit” link.

Summit Request

If you are not signed in then you will need to do so with your Mountie Pass. Once you are signed in, click on the “Request Summit Item” link.

Summit Request

Submit the request form to complete your request. You will then receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan and WorldCat

If EOU and Summit don’t have what you’re looking for, try WorldCat. You can find the link to WorldCat on the library home page. Use the Interlibrary Loan Form to request items.


The Sage catalog is not as large as Summit or Worldcat, but may be worth trying in some cases:

  • If an item at EOU or in Summit is checked out, you might find a copy in the Sage catalog.
  • If you are in a hurry, items from Sage will arrive faster than those from WorldCat. If you live in eastern Oregon, you may even find that an item is available to be picked up at a library near you.

Find the link to the Sage catalog on the library home page. Use the Interlibrary Loan Form to request items.

More questions?

See Research Help or Ask a Librarian.