Find, Borrow & Renew Materials

The library helps organize the giant "bibliographic universe" and provide tools for finding what you need.

Not sure where to start?  Try entering keywords in Primo or Google Scholar.  Connect with a librarian for help!

Can't find what you want?  Try requesting it using our interlibrary loan (ILL) service.  We'll try get it for you from another library.


To Find This Look Here And Get Via Guide
Books at GFU Primo (Scope = GFU)
  • Find books on library shelves
  • Borrow at the Front Desk
Books: Summit partners Primo (Scope = GFU+Summit) Summit Lending
Books: Libraries nationwide WorldCat Interlibrary Loan
Ebooks Primo (Material Type = Ebooks) cannot be borrowed
Archival Material cannot be borrowed
Audiobooks Primo (Resource Type = Audio CDs)
Foreign-Language items Primo (filter results using Language facets)
Journals Print issues cannot be borrowed
Magazines Electronic only
Music Interlibrary Loan
Reserves Primo (Physical Location facet: Reserve) Circulation
Technology Ask at the front desk Circulation




Circulation Services coordinates the lending of books, DVDs, and other media to member of the George Fox community.

Because of resource-sharing agreements among libraries, there are three sources of materials:

  1. Owned by George Fox: Simply bring the items and your GFU ID card to the Front Desk, or request via the item's Primo record.
  2. Owned by Nearby Libraries (Summit): The default search in Primo will include books & media owned by other institutions in the Orbis Cascade Alliance.  Simply click the Request link in an item's record.
  3. Interlibrary Loan: Articles, books, and media owned by libraries throughout the continental United States. Request via Primo, WorldCat or article databases; articles often come electronically within a few days, books in a week or more.

To view items you have checked out and when they are due, go to My Account in Primo.