Collins Memorial Library

Cooperative Agreements

Collins Memorial Library belongs to two library consortia, Orbis and NAPCU. These consortia have established reciprocal borrowing agreements to allow all students and faculty to use the collections of the member libraries. In some cases these consortia offer cooperative-licensing agreements for databases, which give the Library greater influence in negotiating for lower prices and more favorable terms with database vendors.

Orbis is a library consortium comprised of 18 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Participation in Orbis allows Puget Sound library patrons access to the Orbis union catalog: a collection of over 5 million books, sound recordings, films, videotapes, etc., as well as the collection of the Center for Research Libraries in Illinois. Orbis borrowing is a patron-initiated service for the speedy delivery of materials. Collins Library is a participant in several Orbis licenses for digital resources such as electronic journals, commercial databases, and reference tools.

NAPCU is a consortium of 29 private colleges and universities in the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, which provides free interlibrary loan between all member libraries and reciprocal borrowing agreement. The PSAIL (Puget Sound Academic Independent Libraries) libraries form a mini- consortium within NAPCU.to pursue grant opportunities for cooperative collection building.

Collins Memorial Library also participates in the Washington State database-licensing project, and remains open to other cooperative arrangements which might benefit our constituents.

Orbis Libraries

  • Central Oregon Community College
  • George Fox University
  • Eastern Oregon State College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Linfield College
  • Marylhurst University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University
  • Reed College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Southern Oregon State College
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Western Oregon State College
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University

NAPCU Libraries (Northwest Association of Private College and University Libraries)

  • Albertson College
  • Carroll College
  • Cascade College
  • Concordia College
  • George Fox College
  • Gonzaga University
  • Heritage College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linfield College
  • Marylhurst College
  • Mount Angel Seminary
  • Northwest Nazarene College
  • Northwest Christian College
  • Oregon Graduate Institute
  • Pacific University
  • Reed College
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Saint Martin’s College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • University of Great Falls
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Walla Walla College
  • Warner Pacific University
  • Western Baptist College
  • Whitworth College
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University

PSAIL (Puget Sound Academic Independent Libraries)

  • Northwest College
  • Pacific Lutheran
  • St. Martins College
  • Seattle University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • University of Puget Sound