Borrowing Services:  Summit & Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

What is Summit?

Summit is a free, fast borrowing service that allows you to request books, DVDs and other physical items from 39 local academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. All George Fox students and employees can use it.

Summit materials will arrive much sooner than items requested via interlibrary loan, typically 4-6 days rather than up to two weeks.

Items can be checked out for up six weeks. However the specific checkout period is set by the lending library at time of shipment. Summit items are not renewable.

What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan service is provided when George Fox University faculty, staff and currently enrolled students, need materials not in the George Fox University library collections or the Summit catalog.

Books, journal articles and microfilm are provided for George Fox patrons from other libraries across the country.

Delivery time varies based on the ability of the lending institution to fill the request.  Typically items will arrive in 2-3 weeks.


Questions?  Contact us at or 503-554-2419.