Borrowing from the Reed Library collection

Material Loan Period Fine Max Late Fine After X Days Replacement Fee
Reed Books
(incl. music scores)
Fac/Staff July 1 (of next year)

Seniors end of graduating semester

Students (non-seniors) 28 days
$0.20/day $5 25 days $60 replacement fee
$10 processing fee
Media (CDs, DVDs, LPs) Fac/Staff 1wk
Students (All) 3 days
$0.20/day $5 25 days $30 replacement fee
$10 processing fee
Summit (books) 6 wks $0.50/day $12.50 25 days $75 replacement fee
$15 service fee
Summit (media) 6 days $0.50/day $12.50 25 days $75 replacement fee
$15 service fee
ILL 2-4 wks, depending Depends on lender     Depends on lender
24 Hr Reserve 24 hrs $1/hr $10 5 days $60 replacement fee
$10 processing fee
3 Hr Reserves 3 hrs $1/hr $10 5 days $60 replacement fee
$10 processing fee
Media Reserves 3 hrs $1/hr $10 5 days $30 replacement fee
$10 processing fee

same day
(*Faculty/Staff/Students only)
$1/day $5 5 days Actual cost, replacement fee
$10 processing fee

(AV equipment)
3 day
(*Faculty/Staff/Students only)
$1/day $5 5 days Actual cost, replacement fee
$10 processing fee


Reed students, faculty, staff, and alumni have library borrowing privileges. Use your current Reed I.D. card as your library card. Members of Summit institutions can also borrow directly from the Reed Library.  Bring your school ID and drivers license or state ID to the main circulation desk.  They will set you up with a visiting patron library card.


Check out books at the circulation desk that you plan to take out of the library or have at a desk in the library.  Present your I.D. card with the books to the circulation desk attendant.  The books will be stamped with the due date.


Any regularly circulating item can be renewed by going into My Record from the library catalog.  After logging in, click on the box next to the item(s) to be renewed; then click on “Renew” at the top.  New due dates or other notes will appear.  Overdue books must be taken to circulation for renewal.


You are emailed a reminder notice a few days before items are due. If you receive a notice for a book you believe you have already returned, please contact us at once so that the circulation staff can attempt to resolve the problem.


Fines for non-reserve Reed books are 20¢ per day, with a three-day grace period.  For overdue books not returned after 25 days, a replacement charge of $60 plus a non-refundable service charge of $10 will be added to the maximum fine of $10. You may also be liable for replacement and service charges for books that have been marked or damaged. All fines and bills are paid at the Business Office and must be paid before academic advancement.


Equipment accrues overdue fines at a rate of $1 per day, one day grace period, and goes to bill 5 days overdue. Reserve books accrue fines of $1 per hour, 30 minute grace period and go to bill after 5 days overdue. 


If a book you need is checked out, you may ask staff at the circulation desk to place a hold on it. If you need it sooner than its due date and it has been on loan for at least two weeks, you may request its recall. You are notified when the book comes in; pickup is at the circulation desk. Books on the hold shelf that remain unclaimed for more than five days will be reshelved.  If you do a same site request for a book that is checked out, the patron will be sent a recall notice.  However, there is not change in due date.


If you have lost a book, report it to a staff member as soon as possible. If you cannot find a book on the shelf, make sure you have the correct call number. Then check several books to either side. Look in the oversize and the re-shelving areas. If you are still book-less, ask a staff member for help. A search request can be initiated; we will attempt to locate the book, notifying you of the results.


Reed students are also eligible to use the Multnomah County Public Library system. To get a library card, go to any branch library or fill out the online form. The closest branch is at SE 49th & Woodstock.


What is it?

The Summit catalog includes over 28 million books, sound recordings, videos, and other library resources owned by members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington. Reed students, faculty, and staff may borrow from Summit libraries. To checkout resources directly from Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries, bring your Reed ID.

Searching Summit

To search Summit, select "Reed + Summit" from the dropdown menu in the library catalog interface. Enter your search terms and click the “Search” button.

Requesting a resource from Summit

When you find the item you want to request, select the “Get It” tab under the item title and click on the “Summit Request” link. You can then choose a Reed library pickup location. For resources with multiple items, make sure to identify the volume number.

If you do not see this link, check to see that you are logged in. You can log into the library catalog at the point of search or from “My Library Accounts” on the library home page.

Borrowing Periods, Renewals, and Fines

Loan Period Books - 6 weeks
Media - 6 days
Renewable? Summit items cannot be renewed.
Fines $0.50/day, one day grace period
Max overdue fine is $12.50 per item.
Lost charges are $75 + $15 processing fee.