Borrowing items

Hold requests

Item not available: If an item you wish to borrow is currently not available for borrowing (e.g., another user has borrowed the item or the item is newly acquired and not on the shelf yet), you can request a hold for this item. You will receive an email when the item is available for pickup.

Item in Library at either campus: If an item you wish to borrow is on the shelf in either Library, you can request a hold for this item and it will be sent to the campus of your choice. You will receive an email when it is available for pickup.

Look for the Request button in the Sofia Discovery tool to place a hold:

Request button in Sofia


Multi-parts/volumes: If the item you are requesting has multiple parts or volumes, you can change the “I need” drop down menu on the request form to "Specific Copies or Volumes", which will allow you to select the specific part/volume(s) you need.

Requesting specific copies or volumes in Sofia


Related services

Article/Chapter Scan & Deliver service: Articles and chapters from Concordia's collection of books and print or microform periodicals can be scanned and emailed to you as a PDF attachment.

Intercampus Delivery of Bound Periodicals and Microforms: Full volumes of a bound periodical or a periodical on microform can be transfered by intercampus delivery to Vanier Library or Webster Library for pickup.

Updated: Tuesday 3 May 2022
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