Students with disabilities

ACSD Proxy Borrower

Students registered with the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) can appoint an individual to act as a representative of the user with disabilities and carry out library loans on their behalf.

Concordia Library facilitates this process by providing a Library Privilege Card to individuals who are duly appointed as ACSD Proxy Borrowers. This card is issued solely to enable the appointed Proxy Borrower to borrow material on behalf of the ACSD registered student according to that student’s library privileges.

Students registered with the ACSD must expressly appoint individuals to act as their Proxy Borrower, by filling out the ACSD Proxy Borrower Appointment Form and reading the attendant Policy on Appointing ACSD Proxy Borrowers. The Proxy Borrower must then present the form and valid personal identification during opening hours at either the Vanier Circulation desk or the Webster Loans & Returns desk. Only one ACSD Proxy Borrower can be appointed at one time.

Please note that no person is permitted to borrow library material by presenting the personal identification of another person; and no person may authorize the use of their own Concordia University ID card by another person.

What a proxy borrower can do

To do any of the following actions, a proxy borrower must go in person to either the Circulation Desk at Vanier Library or Loans & Returns desk at Webster Library during their hours of operation with the Library Privilege card issued to them and a picture ID; note that proxies cannot use the self-checkout machines:

  • Borrow material
  • Check-out holds and interlibrary loan requests made by the appointing student registered with the ACSD
  • Place holds on material from the Concordia Library collections and the Quebec University Library Partnership
  • Find out what they have borrowed and check due dates (the appointing student registered with the ACSD will be able to access this information in their My Library Account in Sofia)

Note: Proxies do not have an account in Sofia.

Library notifications

Please note that there is no automatic due date notification.

Notification Sent to
Hold Pickup Notification (for holds made by the proxy) Proxy
Loan Overdue Notification (for material borrowed by the proxy) Proxy and appointing student registered with ACSD (except in cases where the material was placed on hold by the appointing student, in these cases only the latter will receive an overdue notification)

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