Members of the Concordia University Board of Governors representing the external community are entitled to all library privileges granted to Faculty members of Concordia University. The Library Privilege Card will be issued to each member by the library administration office with an expiration date according to their end of term. Access to library resources, both in print and online, are made available for private study and research only.
|Type of material||Loan period||Renewals||Potential total length of loan*|
|Books||120 days (subject to recall after 14 days)||3 renewals of 120 days each||480 days|
|Video recordings||3 days||3 renewals of 3 days each||12 days|
|Audio recordings||14 days||3 renewals of 21 days each||84 days|
|Other media material (CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, diskettes, games, filmstrips, scores, realia, slides, kits)||120 days (subject to recall after 14 days)||3 renewals of 120 days each||480 days|
|Laptops||6 hours||No renewals|
|Tablets (iPads)||3 days||No renewals|
|Course material||short loan periods (e.g. 3 hours, 1 day)||No renewals|
*If not requested by another user and if renewed the maximum number of times
Periodical articles can be scanned and emailed to you; bound volumes and microfilms can also be transferred between campuses – please see our Article Delivery Service; special arrangements for photocopying periodicals outside the library can also be made via this service.
Reference & Research 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.
To access to online resources see you will log in using your name, 14-digit barcode and Library PIN. If you're having trouble accessing e-resources from home, check our PIN troubleshooting guide for more information.
The library guest account permits access outside of peak hours but only until midnight of the day the account was issued:
Please note - these hours are subject to change.
'CLUES only' computers are accessible at any time without an account.
Guests can create a DPrint Guest Account at the kiosk on the ground floor of the LB building or through an online form. This guest account will allow you to photocopy and scan using the DPrint printer-copiers in the library.
License agreements require that off-campus use of the Libraries' electronic resources be restricted to Concordia University students, faculty members and staff. Concordia University Library Privilege Card holders may request a guest account enabling them to use some online resources in the library.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec offers free access to an array of online resources (free subscription required).
You can also search for Open Access content that is freely available online.