Library - Faculty Services



Placing a Book or Item on Reserve

Print and fill out a Reserve Form for each item (library or personal item) you wish to place on reserve.  Be sure to note on the form any specific instructions for the use of the reserve.  Return the paper Reserve Form (with item if applicable) to the reference librarian or Travis Basso.

Reserve Options

  • 2 Hour Reserve BOOKS ONLY - Book allowed to be checked out for 2 hours with the option of one 2 hour renewal.  The book may leave the library overnight (1hr. before closing) and must be returned 1 hour after opening the next day.
  • 2 Hour Reserve BOOKS ONLY NOT TO LEAVE THE LIBRARY - Book allowed to be checked out for 2 hours with the option of one 2 hour renewal. Book may not be checked out overnight.
  • 3 Day Reserve for DVD ONLY - DVD may be checked out for 3 days.

More information on borrowing library materials, contact the library.

Contact Person - Travis Basso, x2206

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Information Literacy Instruction

Schedule a class visit by a librarian.

Contact Person - Library Director, x2210

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Interlibrary Loan

What is an Interlibrary Loan?

The Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service supports the research and educational needs of the Concordia College NY community by providing access to supplemental information and materials not held in the Library's collections. ILL is made possible by cooperative sharing agreements with other libraries.

Items owned by the CCNY library that are currently in use should not be requested through Interlibrary Loan. However materials owned by the College Library that show in the Library Catalog as being missing, long overdue, lost, or at the bindery may be requested.

Interlibrary Loan is intended to supplement the research needs of students, faculty and staff. It is not a replacement for materials required for courses. Items needed for an entire class or study group should be put on library reserve by the instructor, rather than borrowing multiple copies through Interlibrary Loan.

How do I request an ILL?

First find all of the related citation information; for books this is at least: title, author, publisher, copyright date and edition; for articles it must have: journal title, volume, issue, date, article title and article author. Incomplete information will delay the borrowing process. Once you are sure we do not have that item here at Concordia, fill out an Interlibrary Loan form either online or in person at the reference desk.

How do I receive my ILL?

Requested materials typically arrive within 7-14 days after an ILL request has been submitted. However, there is no way to predict an items arrival. Delivery time is related to availability, the lending library’s procedures, and the delivery service used. Electronic delivery tends to be the fastest method while USPS can take up to 3 weeks.

You will be notified by campus email when your request comes in. Please pick up the item(s) from the circulation desk in the College Library under your last name. Items not picked up within 2 weeks will be sent back without notice to the borrowing patron.

NOTE: The patron is responsible for the material from the time it is picked-up from the College Library until it is returned.

The individual borrower is responsible for any infringement of Copyright Law regarding materials on loan from other libraries.

When is my ILL due?

Every item will have a bookmark containing important information including the due date. Most items are given a three week loan period but all items must be returned by the due date written on the bookmark or fines may accrue. If a renewal is needed a request must be sent to Travis Basso as far in advance as possible. Please note that renewals are granted at the lending libraries discretion and are not a guarantee.


There is usually no charge for borrowing returnable materials through Interlibrary Loan. Some institutions, however, do charge. If there is a fee involved, the patron's approval is obtained before submitting the request.

The patron is responsible for fees or fines resulting from late return, loss of, or damage to materials borrowed by that patron.

NOTE: An institution may issue an invoice for an overdue book. Some institutions charge a non-refundable fee once an invoice has been generated. This fee varies but may be as much as $50 or more.

Please plan ahead as it often takes 2-3 weeks for the item to arrive.

Interlibrary Loan Form - email form to request a book or an article not found at Concordia's library.

Contact Person - Travis Basso , x2206

Privledges at WALDO libraries - Concordia's library belongs to the Westchester Academic Library Directors Association (WALDO).  Our membership entitles faculty to visit and borrow from other member libraries.  Please contact our Library Director for more information (x2210).

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Request for Purchase

The library strives to provide materials that support the courses taught at Concordia.  We encourage faculty to recommend library resources for purchase.  Although the library cannot purchase every item recommended, we will make every effort to obtain priority items.  Faculty will be notified when ordered materials have been received.

Request for Purchase Form - Faculty may bring in requests for purchase in person or email the online form.

Contact Person - Library Director (x2210)

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Computer Work Stations - The library does not charge for printouts from the library computers.

Copy Machine - The charge is 10 cents per page.  Departments may obtain a copy card from the reference librarian.  The cost for these copy cards will be charged back to the department.

Microfiche/film Reader - The charge is 10 cents per page.

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