If our library does not have a book you are looking for, you can usually request it from another library through Summit. Summit is the shared catalog for the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a group of 38 colleges in the Pacific Northwest that partner together to share library collections.
Summit is the shared catalog for a consortium of 38 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Clark students, faculty, and staff can request materials of any of the participating schools.
When searching in our online catalog from the library’s homepage make sure you have 'Clark + Summit’ or ‘Clark + Summit + Articles’ selected. If either of these options are selected, you will be searching the Summit catalog.
Any current Clark student, staff, faculty or Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) Visitors.
Usually Summit items arrive within 3-5 business days.
6 weeks or 6 days, depending on the material type and lending institution.
You can sign into your library account on the library search page. Then click on ‘My Library account. Here you will see the due dates for all items that are checked out.
Yes. You can review Clark’s policy regarding fines here.
If you find a book in our online catalog that is not available at Clark you will see a “Check availability” message:
To request this book from another library, click on “Check availability”.
You should now see a section labeled "Get It" with a link to Sign in using your Clark ID.
Sign in using your Clark ID.
You will now see the option to "Place a Summit Request (allow 3-5 days for arrival)".
Click on this link:
You should now see a form where you can choose the pick-up location of the book:
either at Cannell Library or CTC Information Commons.
After choosing the pick up location, click “REQUEST” and your request will be submitted.
You will receive an email notification once the book has arrived at Clark College and is available for you to pick-up.
Summit requests usually take 3-5 business days to arrive at Clark.