Reciprocal Agreements

Collection Access and Computer Use

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library serves as a biomedical information resource first for the University and then for the State of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest region. The collection includes books, journals and reference materials in both print and electronic formats, bibliographic and full-text databases and multimedia in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing and the allied health sciences.

COLLECTION ACCESS: In addition to other eligible borrowers, OHSU has reciprocal borrowing agreements with the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium members and with some other area colleges. Reciprocal agreements entitle eligible users (faculty, staff and students) to check out privileges for materials in the circulating collection barring any restrictions required by the home institutions. Summit Affiliates may check out book in accordance with Summit policies. There is no charge for this service.

OHSU has reciprocal agreements with the following institutions:

Orbis Cascade Alliance
Other Schools
Central Oregon Community College National University of Natural Medicine
Central Washington University Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Chemeketa Community College University of Western States
Clark College, Vancouver
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
George Fox University
Lane Community College
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
Marylhurst University
Mt. Hood Community College
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Pacific University
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Reed College
Saint Martin's College
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Southern Oregon University
The Evergreen State College
University of Idaho
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Walla Walla College
Washington State University
Washington State University, Vancouver
Western Oregon University
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Willamette University


COMPUTER USE:The Library online catalog, databases and full-text electronic books and journals are available to all users of the OHSU Library on designated public access workstations located on all floors of the Library. Users may download, print or email bibliographic searches. Laser prints are .10 cents per page and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Licensed Oregon health professionals practicing in Oregon are eligible for logins to access some of OHSU's information services remotely. For more information on eligibility for this service or to complete a registration form, go to library barcode application.

Use of proprietary software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphic design applications and access to secure patient care applications is available only to OHSU users with ID badges.

For additional information on these or other Library Services, please visit the Library Web site or call the Information Desk at (503) 494-3462.