OHSU Library collaboration with Orbis Cascade Alliance

OHSU Library collaborates with many external organizations to provide materials and services that support OHSU’s missions of education, clinical care and research.  A major partner is the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  Among the many benefits is access to almost 29 million books, music CDs, DVDs, videos and other items through Summit, an online library catalog shared by all Alliance member libraries.  As John Helmer, Executive Director of the Alliance says,

“For almost 20 years, we have been exploring the potential for deep collaboration and a mission that includes considering the combined collections of member institutions as one collection.”

Ordering items through the Summit catalog could not be easier.  A couple of clicks, name and barcode entry and delivery selection, and your item will be ready for pickup in 3 to 5 business days at the library (or delivered to your campus address in 5 to 7 business days)!

For more information about Summit at OHSU Library, please read our FAQ.  You can find out more about the many other services the Orbis Cascade Alliance supports, including access to electronic resources and scholarly communication initiatives on the Alliance website.