The combined collections of the seven institutions in the Oregon University are available (with certain exceptions) to the students, faculty, and staff of Western Oregon University through interlibrary loan AND direct borrowing. If materials are borrowed directly from libraries rather than through the Library's interlibrary loan services, the Library will return the materials to the lending library.
The Polk Library Information Network (PLIN) is a consortium of the
libraries of Dallas, Independence, Monmouth, and Western Oregon University.
The Hamersly Library is an active participant in the PLIN consortium. The other member libraries offer students access to materials that are generally not collected by the Hamersly Library and the Hamersly Library offers community members access to scholararly resources that typically are not available at the local public libraries. The library alsooffers withdrawn books and gift books not selected for the collection to PLIN member libraries before discarding them.