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Interlibrary Loan: Summit Borrowing and ILL


Summit Borrowing & ILL

Physical items (books, DVDs, CDs etc.) that are unavailable or are not owned by the Gonzaga Libraries in Spokane can be requested through Summit or Interlibrary Loan borrowing by current Gonzaga students, staff, faculty, and emeritus.

Summit requests are routed through the Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries, Gonzaga joined this alliance of Pacific Northwest libraries in August of 2022.

Interlibrary Loan items are sourced from libraries around the United States, and sometimes abroad.

What can I request?

  • Summit requesting is for physical loanable materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) held by other Summit libraries. 
  • Books that are held by Gonzaga libraries but are checked out or unavailable can be requested via Summit.
  • Through ILL you can request physical materials, but articles, dissertations, and chapters requests should always be requested through ILL for electronic delivery. 

How long does it take?

  • Summit items:  typically arrive in 3-5 business days
  • Articles requested through ILL and delivered electronically typically arrive within 1-3 days.
  • Interlibrary Loan of physical items typically arrive in 1-3 weeks.

Who can make requests?

Both Summit Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan borrowing are available to current Gonzaga students, faculty, staff, and emeritus.

How do I make a Summit Request?

Summit requests are placed via Primo Library Search.

How long can I keep materials?

  Checkout Renew
Summit 6 weeks for most items
6 days for some items
1 renewal: up to an additional 6 weeks from original due date
1 renewal: up to an additional 6 days from original due date
Interlibrary Loan Due dates are determined by the lending library and vary Typically 1 renewal, duration determined by lending library