Contact information

In-person services are currently unavailable

lib-circulation@concordia.ca

Webster Library Loans & Returns
Opening hours
SGW-LB-220
514-848-2424, ext. 7706

Vanier Library Circulation Services
Opening hours
LOY-VL-1
514-848-2424, ext. 7770

See also:

My Account

Library card

Concordia students, staff and faculty:
Your Concordia ID card is your Library card

Users from other Quebec universities:
Your institution's ID card is your Library card

Concordia alumni:
Your Alumni card is your Library card

Affiliated users from the external community:
Library Privilege Card

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Signing in

Go to the Sofia Discovery tool, click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner.

Concordia community: Log in with your Concordia netname and password.

Users from other Quebec universities: Log in with the credentials from your home institution.

Alumni: Once you receive your Alumni card, visit the Loans & Returns desk or Circulation desk for your barcode sticker for your card. You will be able to log into your Library Account with this barcode number.

Affiliated users from the external community: Log in with the barcode on your Library Privilege Card.

Your online Library Account shows the items you have borrowed and due dates/times for these items. You can see the status of any holds or requests, pay your fines, see your saved searches, etc.

More information about the My Account feature in the Sofia Discovery tool.

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Email address

The Library will send you an email when:

  • Books you have requested are ready for pickup;
  • Items you have borrowed have been requested by another user or recalled; and/or
  • We have important Library information to communicate.
Which email address does the Library use?

Concordia students: We use the email address registered in MyConcordia. You can change this in MyConcordia.

Concordia staff, faculty and part-time faculty: We use the email from your account in the University's Human Resources (HR) system. We receive new email addresses from HR on a bi-weekly basis. However, if you change the email address with HR, you will need to contact us separately (lib-circulation@concordia.ca) so that we may update our system.

All other users (alumni, etc.): When you register for your Library Privilege Card, you will need to provide us with your email address. To change the email address, just contact us (lib-circulation@concordia.ca).

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Library Privilege Card (for external community)

Students, staff and faculty from Concordia or other Quebec universities can use their respective institutional ID cards to borrow from the Library. Members of the external community need a Library Privilege Card in order to borrow items.

To obtain a Library Privilege Card, you must bring the documents required for your user group to either the Loans & Returns desk at the Webster Library or the Circulation desk at the Vanier Library.

Instructions for obtaining a Library Privilege Card

(Listed alphabetically by external user type)

Alumni (Concordia)
  • Bring your Alumni ID card to the Library to get a barcode sticker for your Alumni ID card
  • No expiry date for library privileges
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
BAnQ users
  • Bring a letter of introduction from a BAnQ librarian stating a legitimate need for Concordia Library resources and valid personal ID* to the Library to get your Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid until September 30 following the date of issue
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Board of Governors, Concordia
  • The library administration office issues Library Privilege Cards to each member of the board of governors
  • Library privileges are valid for the duration of the member's term on the board
  • May access subscribed library resources from off campus with a barcode and PIN
Canadian (non-Quebec) university staff, faculty, and graduate students
  • Bring the introduction card issued by BCI/OCUL/COPPUL/CAUL and valid personal ID* to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid until September 30 following the date of issue
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Canadian (non-Quebec) university undergraduate students
  • Bring the introduction card issued by BCI/OCUL/COPPUL/CAUL and valid student ID from your home institution to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid until September 30 following the date of issue
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
CEGEP faculty and students
  • Bring your valid ID card issued by the home institution and a letter of introduction (student template or faculty template) from the home institution's librarian indicating legitimate need for library services at Concordia and including contact information in case fines are incurred (or, for faculty, a BCI card)
  • Library privileges are valid for the current academic session (or, if with BCI card, until September 30 following the date of issue)
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Continuing education students (Concordia)

This applies to students enrolled in course of 20 hours of duration or more; otherwise, the student must register as a member of the general public.

  • Your Concordia ID card is your Library card
  • The expiry date for library privileges depends on the semester in which you are registered
  • May access subscribed library resources from off campus (with netname)
CRIM (Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal), members of
  • Bring a valid ID card (with photo) issued by CRIM to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid for the current academic session
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
General public, members of
  • $50 (non-refundable) and valid personal ID*
  • Library privileges are valid for 3 months from the date of issue
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Honorary PhD lifetime member
  • Bring valid personal ID* to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • Your name must appear on a membership list issued by the appropriate office or organization
  • No expiry date for library privileges
  • May access subscribed library resources from off campus with a barcode and PIN
Loyola High School faculty, staff and students
  • Bring a valid ID card issued by Loyola High School and valid personal ID* (students must also present a letter from their teacher indicating legitimate need for library service at Concordia) to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid for the current academic session
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
MacDonald Stewart Foundation, members of
  • Bring valid personal ID* to the Library to receive your Library Privilege Card
  • The applicant's name must appear on a membership list issued by the appropriate office or organization
  • Library privileges are valid for one year
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Research assistants and associates
  • Bring the Request for Library Privileges form signed by your affiliated department and your Concordia ID card to the Library to receive a Library Privilege Card
  • The affiliated department takes full responsibility for any library transactions conducted by this group of users
  • Library privileges are valid for the time period requested by the department
  • May access subscribed resources from off campus (with netname)
TESL Centre Cooperating Teachers
  • Your name must appear on the list issued by the TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) unit (Department of Education) and you bring valid personal ID* to the Library to receive a Library Privilege Card
  • Library privileges are valid until the end of the academic session in progress at the time of issue
  • No access to subscribed resources from off campus
Visiting scholars, professors, and librarians
  • Bring the Request for Library Privileges form signed by your affiliated department and your Concordia ID card to the Library to receive a Library Privilege Card
  • The affiliated department takes full responsibility for any library transactions conducted by this group of users
  • Library privileges are valid for the time period requested by the department
  • May access subscribed resources from off campus (with netname)

* Valid personal ID: A driver's license with an address or photo ID with some proof of residence (e.g., utility bill).

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Updated: Saturday 4 July 2020
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