Requesting Summit items scheduled unavailability

The system that allows requesting of Summit materials is undergoing an upgrade during the overnight hours of April 30-May 1. It’s scheduled to be down from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. at the latest. You will still be able to search and view the Summit catalog (as well as our own local library catalog), and you can request materials via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Once the system is back up, library staff will reroute to the Summit system any ILL requests that can be filled more quickly and cheaply through our regional partner libraries.

This downtime will not affect delivery of any requests that are already in the system.

Public Event: Book reading and reception Thursday 4/11

Join us for a book reading and discussion of Standing at the Water’s Edge: Bob Straub’s Battle for the Soul of Oregon.

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Willamette Room, Werner University Center
  • Light refreshments served at 5:00 p.m.
  • Program at 5:30
  • Author Charles Johnson and WOU Professor Mark Henkels
  • Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase

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