Borrowing items

Currently, while Concordia's campuses are closed due to COVID-19, onsite services are limited. The Library has set up a Contactless Book Pickup service in order to provide access to collections during the closure. For those who need articles, book chapters or the front/back matter of books, the Library offers the Article/Chapter Scan & Deliver service. If you wish to access the Library’s collections and borrow material onsite, please schedule an appointment. Find out more.

BCI card (university libraries outside of Quebec)

Concordia students, staff and faculty (including retired faculty) may be eligible to borrow items in person from other Canadian libraries outside of Quebec with a BCI card, issued by Concordia Library.

Bring your Concordia ID to the Loans & Returns desk at the Webster Library or the Circulation desk at the Vanier Library to get your BCI card.

When borrowing from other Canadian university libraries, please take note of the following:

  • The borrower must show a BCI card as well as provide appropriate personal identification (picture ID) for registration.
  • In requesting a BCI card, the borrower is agreeing to respect the policies and procedures of the lending library, including returns and fines policies.
  • All fines, replacement costs, and other fees are based upon the policies of the lending library. The borrower in arrears may reestablish borrowing privileges once all fines and fees are paid to the lending library.
  • Borrowed material may be returned at the returns counter of the lending library or to the returns counter of the borrower's home library.
Updated: Tuesday 8 June 2021
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