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The OHSU Library participates as a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The program is administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and provides access to biomedical information to U.S. health care professionals, researchers, educators, librarians and the general public. Over 4,500 health sciences libraries and health information centers in eight regions participate in this resource sharing network.

PORTALS is a cooperative endeavor of public and private institutions in the Portland metropolitan area whose aim is to create the capabilities of an electronically accessible research library. Members share resources and select and license databases cooperatively. OHSU is a full participant in PORTALS.

Oregon Statewide Database Licensing Program is coordinated by the Oregon State Library. The program is funded by the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) and subsidizes the purchase of electronic resources for Oregon libraries.

The Oregon University System (OUS) includes the state's seven publicly funded universities. OUS libraries share resources and participate in cooperative collection development and database licensing arrangements. OHSU, now a public corporation, continues to be full participant in the activities of the Interinstitutional Library Council.

ORBIS is a growing consortium of baccalaureate and graduate degree-granting public and private institutions of higher education in the Northwest. The consortium provides access to a shared union catalog, cooperative database licensing, user-initiated document delivery and a regional courier service. OHSU is represented on the governing body steering committees and interest groups.

ORULS is a union listing project coordinated by the Oregon State Library. ORULS makes information on the journal holdings of libraries throughout the state available via the Web. OHSU is a full participant in the ORULS project.

The OHSU Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with most area colleges and universities. This allows for direct checkout of materials and on-site use of electronic resources.

The OHSU Library shares resources and services with other OHSU consumer health programs including the Center for Women's Health and the Doernbecher Family Resources Center. The Library supports these programs by providing consulting, reference and acquisitions services.
  • Center for Women's Health
  • Doernbecher Family Resource Center

    The OHSU Library actively seeks partnering opportunities with other OHSU administrative units and departments for collaborative purchase of print and electronic resources. Several of these arrangements are currently in effect.
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