Faculty have access to multitudes of physical and electronic items for check out including locally held physical and electronical items, items from other libraries either remotely or in person through Orbus Cascade Alliance's Summit reciprocal borrowing program, as well as materials outside that library system through InterLibrary Loan. For a general list of tutorials covering a wide range of services and policies, please see the main Information for Faculty page.
What is Summit Borrowing?
Seattle University is a member of the Pacific Northwest Academic Libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance's Summit program which allows faculty to access and check out materials either through the library catalog or in person borrowing. For specifics of Summit borrowing policies please see the Library's Borrowing Policies page.
Request for local pick up:
In-person Pickup or Visiting Summit Patron Program:
If you are unable to find an item through the Lemieux Library or Summit, you may then want to try InterLibrary Loan, via SU Illiad. SU Illiad is an efficient and robust software module used for tracking and processing your InterLibrary Loan (ILL) requests. More information is available on the SU Interlibrary Loan Guide.
To request items please see the Library's tutorial on Requesting Materials from ILL
The full Interlibrary Loan borrowing guide is available here.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions: the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Though each institution is separately chartered by the state and is legally autonomous under its own board of trustees, the 28 schools are bonded together by a common heritage, vision and purpose, and engage in a number of collaborative projects. To further the sharing of information and research resources in support of faculty research, AJCU Libraries will provide direct reciprocal borrowing privileges to AJCU faculty of member institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
For information or to start you process in obtain lending privileges through the Jesuit passport program, please contact the Library Circulation Desk at (206) 296-6233 or email Aaron Morgan, Manager Access Services
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), Direct Reciprocal Library Borrowing Agreement for AJCU Faculty
AJCU Libraries agree to extend direct, reciprocal, in-person borrowing privileges to AJCU faculty from member colleges and universities. Each home library will establish eligibility for direct borrowing privileges. The lending library determines specific privileges; including the maximum number of checkouts and the specific ending date for borrowing privileges. Borrowers under this program are subject to the regulations and loan periods established by the lending library.