As a WOU student, you have access to the books and other materials at our library, as well as items available through Summit, a partnership of 39 colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. Our ebooks and evideos can be accessed immediately. Physical items (books, videos, etc.) can be delivered to Salem. Use the online catalog on our home page to search for materials:
You may request to have items - both WOU owned and Summit materials - delivered to the Salem campus for pickup. Please note that books will be delivered to Salem a couple times each week.
Once you've found a WOU or Summit-owned item that you want, it's easy to request a delivery location.
If you're not already logged into your WOU account, you will be prompted to do so before making any type of request
Once you are logged in, you will be able to see your request options. Depending on availability, you can either request WOU's copy, or a copy from a Summit partner.
Choose your request option and the box will refresh. The display will look slightly different, but in either instance all you need to do is choose your pickup location and click 'Request' to finish the process.
WOU Request Form
Summit Request Form
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