Information for borrowing institutions


All requests should be directed to the Webster Library (CDN) including those for material that is located at the Vanier Library. Please consult our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Lending policy.

Concordia University Library, along with other Quebec university libraries (BCI), is using the OCLC Tipasa Interlibrary Loan system.

For requests to Concordia for libraries without an ILL management system: Use the ILL Request Form Quebec university libraries. More information about this method is available on its website. For further assistance, you can also email us at:

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Contact information for Concordia Library Interlibrary Loans

Library Name: Concordia University, Webster Library

Address: Interlibrary Loans/LB-331, 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3G 1M8

Telephone: 514-848-2424 ext.7713

General correspondence email:

Fax: 514-848-2801


OCLC Symbol: CDN

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Lending policy

Monographs/theses/govt. doc: Six (6) weeks from date of receipt. No renewal.

Map collection/reserves material: Not available for ILL.

Current issues and bound volumes of periodicals: Photocopies of articles supplied.

Back issues of periodicals and newspapers on microform: issues ten or more years old - One (1) week from date of receipt. No renewal.

Media materials (including videos/films/curriculum lab materials) / Special collections / Reference collections: Loaned at the discretion of the Unit (generally for 3 calendar days and courier delivery).

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Billing rates

Billing for the Lending service is issued once a year on June 1 for all Canadian locations. United States and international requests are billed immediately. Payments can be made in equivalent U.S. funds or IFLA vouchers.

BCI libraries are not charged for loans or photocopies.

Libraries covered by the OCUL/COPPUL/CBUA-CAUL/BCI Resource Sharing Agreement are not charged for loans. They are charged $5.00 per request for article copies.

Other Canadian non-profit libraries and institutions are charged as follows (as of January 1, 2011):

  • Books: $25.00 per loan
  • Photocopies: $25.00 per article

Other Canadian for-profit libraries and institutions as well as libraries and institutions outside of Canada are charged as follows (as of January 1, 2011):

  • Books: $35.00 or 3.5 IFLA vouchers per loan
  • Photocopies: $35.00 or 3.5 IFLA vouchers per article
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