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Library Services for Salem

Books, E-books and More

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 38 colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. Our ebooks and evideos can be accessed immediately. Physical items (books, videos, etc.) can be picked up at the Hamersly Library or mailed to your home. Use the online catalog on our home page to search for materials:

search screen on library's main page

Ordering Books

You may request to have items - both WOU-owned and Summit materials - held for you to pick up from the Hamersly Library, or mailed to your home. 

Once you've found a WOU or Summit-owned item that you want, it's easy to request.

If you're not already logged into your WOU account, you will be prompted to do so before making any type of request.

for Primo

Once you are logged in, you have request links. Depending on availability, you can either request WOU's copy, or a copy from a Summit partner.

Primo request options

Continue through the request form to select your preferences. You'll receive an email (and optional SMS message) when it's ready for you pick up from Hamersly LIbrary or when it's checked out to you and mailed. 

Need Articles for a Paper or Project?

You have access to millions of articles through our article database subscriptions. Below are some of the best places to start your research.

Top databases for general research

Academic Search Premier has newspapers, magazines, and academic articles on many topics. 

Newsbank provides access to over 900 newspapers including The Oregonian.


Subject databases for majors