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A virtual tour of the Libraries


Planning a visit to Concordia Libraries? Here’s what you can expect.

There are two libraries at Concordia University: the Webster Library at the Sir George Williams (downtown) campus, and the Vanier Library at the Loyola campus. The same key service points can be found in both. The Grey Nuns Reading Room, a vast quiet study area, is also available for students.

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Circulation desks

Webster Library Circulation Desk

At Concordia Libraries, your student card is your library card. Present it to the staff at the Webster or Vanier circulation desks, located near the entrance of each library, to check out books and other material. Self-checkout machines are available as well.

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Computers, laptops & tablets

Webster Library Circulation Desk

Need a computer? You can borrow a laptop or tablet with a lot of useful software. The libraries also have several computer labs and workstations available. Simply log in with your netname and password to use them.

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Course reserve rooms

Vanier Library course reserve room

Thanks to sponsorship from the Concordia Student Union, we have copies of all textbooks and coursepacks available in the Webster and Vanier course reserve rooms. Items in the course reserves rooms have shorter loan periods (3 hours to 3 days) because of high demand. Use the self-checkout machines in the rooms to take out a book. You can also log into our online course reserves system to see the materials on reserve for your classes.

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Reference and information desks

Reference desk at Webster Library

The reference and information desks at the Vanier and Webster libraries are the places to go if you have a question or need a hand with your research. Our information staff and librarians are here to help. You can also contact the reference services by phone, email or chat.

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Printing, copying and scanning

DPrint copiers at the Webster Library

The Concordia Libraries and Grey Nuns reading room have several MFDs (multi-functional devices) that can print, photocopy and scan. To start using them, first, add money to your student card using one of the DPrint loading machines. Then, send your print job from one of the library computers or from a personal computer using WebPrint. Swipe your student card in one of the MFDs to release your print job, or to scan or photocopy. The libraries also have computers with PhotoShop and Adobe Acrobat equipped with flatbed scanners which can be booked in advance.

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Study spaces

Student studying at the Vanier Library

The Webster and Vanier libraries are home to multiple spaces where you can work and study, like computers, tables, study carrels with electrical outlets and group study rooms ideal for teamwork. The group study rooms can be booked in advance to ensure the rooms will be available when you need them.

Student studying in the Grey Nuns Reading Room

The Grey Nuns Reading Room is the place to go if you are looking for a quiet environment for study. Many group study rooms are also available there, some of which are equipped with mobile carts offering technological tools for collaborative work.

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Student with an ipad at the Vanier Library

Our website is the gateway to the libraries' online resources. Access it to search our library catalogue or our specialized databases containing millions of scholarly articles, industry and market research reports, newspapers and more. By logging in with your netname and password, you can do your research anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, the website contains many helpful guides and videos put together by our librarians to help you research a subject, cite your sources or find certain types of material. Be sure to take a look at the subject guide for your discipline for search strategies and key sources selected by our Subject Librarians.

We look forward to seeing you. Have a great school year!

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page last updated on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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