Distance Learners

You have access to the Pacific Libraries' resources, no matter how far away you may be!

Accessing Materials

Many resources are available to you on the homepage. View eBooks, eJournals and search our databases with your PUNetID and password. Use ILLiad (our interlibrary loan system) to request copies of articles when no online access is available. Learn more about interlibrary loan here.



Click the Total Access button to open up ILLiad when searching for articles in the databases on the library's homepage.(Tip: when searching Boxer Search and our databases for online articles, when there is no PDF to download, click the Request from another library or Total Access button and ILLiad will open. Login in to your account and the citation will automatically populate the request form, all you do is hit Submit!)



For books, DVDs, and other loanable materials look for the Request from another library or Request from Interlibrary Loan links. When you find the item you want and click these links, Illiad will open. Once you login, the request form populates and you just click submit to activate your request. Distance learners can request items available at Pacific University Libraries, Summit libraries and items found through the WorldCat database.


Contact ILL staff at ill@pacificu.edu to arrange for mailing of these materials to your preferred address.


If you are located in Oregon, Washington or Idaho, you also have access to books from a variety of Summit libraries. If you live near one, ask them about their Visiting Summit Patron policies. There may also be public or special libraries in your community that may provide access to more materials. Find a library near you here.


Search the Summit catalog:  

Summit / WorldCat

Accessing Databases with your PUNetID and password:      

Troubleshooting guide





ILLiad / WorldCat
Electronic Access

Stephanie Miller

Forest Grove Campus



Virginia Adams


Lynda Irons



Pacific University librarians are available to answer your research questions. Email one directly or contact them as group:




Education / MSW
Sciences / Health Sciences

Megan Drake



Nancy Henderson


MFA in Writing
Business / MBA

Marita Kunkel



Lynda Irons