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Interlibrary loans

Description of service

  • Interlibrary loans (ILL) allows you to access material not available at Concordia University Library. This service attempts to obtain the research materials you need from other libraries, either in Quebec, Canada or abroad.
  • In most cases, articles and book chapters will be delivered to you electronically.
  • Please note that books from Quebec university libraries no longer need to be requested via ILL. To learn more, visit the User guide for the Sofia Discovery tool.
  • An alternative to ILL is direct borrowing from academic institutions using the BCI card. If you can locate what you want at a nearby academic library, it may be faster to pick it up yourself using the BCI card.
  • Hard copy items can be picked up at the Loans & Returns desk (Webster Library) or Circulation Desk (Vanier Library).
  • There are no restrictions on what you can request (e.g., book, article, video, microfilm, etc.), but currently we are unable to borrow books in electronic format.
  • ILL is a free service, but there is a cost to the Library. Please keep this in mind when making requests and refrain from making multiple requests for the same item.
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