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How Do I: request items?

How to get started using the Evergreen State College Library.

Availability and Request Options

availability and request options

Requesting items

Placing a local hold for pickup

You can place a hold on an item we own here at Evergreen. We will pull the item and notify you via email when it is available for checkout.

1. Complete search for item, sign in to see your request options

2. Once you find an item that is available in the library catalog, select Availability and Request Options

availability and request options

3. Select Request From: Evergreen Library (verify the item says "Status: AVAILABLE" - if it is checked out, you will only be placing a hold for when the item is returned and that may not be fast enough for you)

click request from evergreen library

4. Select where you need to pick up the item (Olympia Campus Library, Tacoma, Tribal Program/Grays Harbor)


5. Click Request

You will receive an email when your item is available for pickup.

How to request items from SUMMIT

1. Sign In to Request 

click Sign In

2. Use your current my.evergreen login and password

choose Evergreen Students, Faculty, and Staff

3. Click "Request from Summit (3-5 business days)"

request from summit

4. Choose Delivery Location (Olympia, Tacoma, Tribal Programs/Grays Harbor)

choose delivery location and click request

5. You get an email when your item is ready for pickup. 


If your item is not available through SUMMIT, you can request the item through our Interlibrary Loan Service. 

How to Request Items through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

If your SUMMIT request cannot be fulfilled via SUMMIT or if you need an article we do not have full-text access to, use our Interlibrary Loan Service to place your request. We ask libraries all over the country to lend us materials. They take a little longer to get here, but it is a free service!

1. Login to ILLiad (our interlibrary loan service) using your my.evergreen login and password.

illiad login

2. Choose what type of item you need to request:

choose material type

3. Fill out form - the more information the better, but you need to put something in each field with the asterisk. 

fill out form

Click "Submit Request"

submit request

4. You will receive an email when the item is ready for you.

You can also log into ILLiad at any time to see the status of your request. 

In general:

  • Articles and Book Chapters take 2-5 business days
  • Conference Papers and Thesis take 5-10 business days
  • Books, Sound Recordings and Visual Materials take 10-15 business days
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