Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Summit Catalog

A new Summit unified catalog is coming on Monday, December 1!

Access the catalog beneath Find Books & Other Materials on the Pierce Library home page to find and request materials as you normally would from other libraries. Please note that the new Summit will not initially be able to process renewals, and therefore the loan period will be 6 weeks (beginning December 1). As soon as feasible, the capacity for renewing will be restored.

If you're new to using Summit, it allows you to request books and materials from other academic libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. The new and improved Summit catalog will make it easier for you to find the items you're looking for. With one search, the new catalog will present results from the collections of the Orbis Cascade Alliance's member institutions in Oregon and Washington, followed by results from libraries around the world: in all, the system provides access to more than 107 million records for books and other materials.

Learn more about the new Summit catalog by linking to Questions and Answers from the Summit home page. You can also contact Pierce Library staff by submitting a question about the new Summit catalog to Answerland, or by using the contact list on the Ask a Librarian page.