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Library Information for Members of the Board of Governors

Library Privilege Card

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.

Borrowing and renewing

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.

  • To borrow items from the library a valid personal identification must be provided together with the Library Privilege Card
  • All users must have an active (non-expired) library account. In cases where the usual loan period would exceed the user’s expiry date, the loan will be due back on the expiry date.
  • Maximum number of borrowed items is 100
  • Most circulating material can be borrowed at the Circulation Desk or at a self-checkout machine.
  • Borrowed items can be renewed unless requested by another person (except for reserves material, bound periodicals and laptops)
  • An item currently not available for borrowing can be requested (e.g. out to another user, new acquisitions that are not on the shelf yet, etc.)
  • Maximum number of requested items is 10
  • Loan periods will be reduced for items with multiple requests (holds)
  • Overdue items are subject to fines
  • The Library will send email reminders when your items are due or when someone else has requested it
  • Material borrowed from the Vanier or Webster Library can be returned at either library (except reserves material, which must be returned directly to the same Desk from which it was borrowed)
  • Borrowed items can be renewed in your personal MyCLUES account (see the CLUES self-renewals page for more information and instructions)
  • Renewals are not accepted by e-mail or telephone

Reference & research assistance

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.

Access to computers, photocopiers & online resources

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.

Concordia University Library Privilege Card holders must first create a netname and password using the DPrint Guest Account Creation kiosk on the ground floor of the LB building, or else by submitting the electronic Guest Account Request Form.

Concordia University Library Privilege Card holders may then apply in person at the Vanier or Webster Circulation Desk during service hours for a library guest account to use library computers.

The library guest account permits access outside of peak hours but only for a period of 720 hours, or 30 days, after the account has been issued:

  • Fall and Winter Semesters
    • Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 11am; 9pm to closing
    • Friday: 8:30am to 11am; 6pm to closing
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to closing
  • Spring and Summer Semesters

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.

Off campus access to electronic resources

Members of the Board of Governors can access Concordia Libraries’ licensed electronic resources from home providing their account with the Libraries is not expired. Access to library resources, both in print and online, are made available for private study and research only. More information about connecting from home.

page last updated on: Wednesday 27 August 2014
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