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How to get a Library Privilege Card

While the Concordia University Library is open to the public during regular service hours, members of the external community need a Library Privilege Card in order to borrow items.

To obtain a Library Privilege Card, the user must bring the documents required for their user group to the Circulation Desk at either the Vanier Library or the Webster Library during service hours.

Research and reference assistance is offered on a priority basis to Concordia's primary constituency, that is, currently enrolled Concordia University students, faculty and staff. Reference assistance is provided to other users as time permits.

All persons using the library must respect the Library Code of Conduct.

Circulation Desk at the Vanier Library
User group Bring these documents to get a Library Privilege Card Library privileges valid Access to subscribed resources from home
General public $50.00 (non-refundable) + valid personal ID* 3 months from the date of issue No
Alumni (Concordia) Alumni ID card + valid personal ID* No expiry date No
Continuing education students (Concordia) (including TOEFL students) A receipt issued by the Centre for Continuing Education for the Library Use Fee + valid Continuing Education ID card/ valid personal ID* The current academic session No
Joint programs, external participants Valid BCI Introduction card for joint programs issued by the home institution's library + a valid ID card issued by their home institution Until September 30 following the date of issue Yes, if registered in a class at Concordia; otherwise, no
Visiting scholars, professors, librarians Request for Library Privileges form signed by your affiliated department + Concordia University ID Card. The affiliated department takes full responsibility for any library transactions conducted by this group of users. The time period requested by the department Yes (if user has a netname, then with netname; if no netname, with barcode from Library Privilege Card and PIN)
Research assistants/associates Request for Library Privileges form signed by your affiliated department + Concordia University ID Card. The affiliated department takes full responsibility for any library transactions conducted by this group of users. The time period requested by the department Yes (if user has a netname, then with netname; if no netname, with barcode from Library Privilege Card and PIN)
Canadian university staff, faculty, graduate students Introduction card issued by BCI/OCUL/COPPUL/CAUL + valid personal ID* Until September 30 following the date of issue No
Canadian university undergraduate students Introduction card issued by BCI/OCUL/COPPUL/CAUL + valid student identification card from the home institution Until September 30 following the date of issue No
CEGEP faculty and students Valid ID card issued by the home institution + a letter of introduction (student template or faculty template) from the home institution's librarian indicating legitimate need for library services at Concordia and including contact information in case fines are incurred (or, for faculty, a BCI card) Current academic session (or, if with BCI card, until September 30 following the date of issue) No
Loyola High School faculty, staff and students A valid ID card issued by Loyola High School + valid personal ID* + students must also present a letter from their teacher indicating legitimate need for library service at Concordia. Current academic session No
Board of governors The library administration office issues Library Privilege Cards to each member of the board of governors The duration of the member's term on the board Yes (with barcode and PIN)
MacDonald Stewart Foundation For registration, valid personal ID* must be provided, and the applicant's name must appear on a membership list issued by the appropriate office or organization 1 year No
TESL Centre Cooperating Teachers Name must appear on the list issued by the TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) unit (Department of Education) + present valid personal ID* Until the end of the academic session in progress at the time of issue No
Member of CRIM (Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal) A valid ID card issued by CRIM with a photograph of the user Until the end of the academic session in progress at the date of issue No
Concordia Honorary PhD Lifetime member Valid personal ID* must be provided + the applicant's name must appear on a membership list issued by the appropriate office or organization No expiry date Yes (with barcode and PIN)

* Driver’s license with an address or photo ID with some proof of residence (e.g., utility bill).

page last updated on: Monday 20 June 2016
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