Library FAQs

Questions and Answers

Below are questions commonly heard at the reference desk. If you don't see you question or need further help, don't hesitate to contact the library.

How do I renew a book or other item checked out from the library?

Library items may be renewed once.

  • From the Library Home Page > Click Online Catalog
  • Log into your account 
  • Click the Renew Items button. Your new due date will appear.

If you need help creating an account and logging in, speak to a librarian. 

How do I access the journal databases from off-campus?

All databases can be accessed off-campus using:

  • C00  - Number
  • Password

If I am late with a library book, or other resource, how much will I be charged in fines?

It depends on the policy for the item:

  • Books/AV material(s) 
    • You will receive 4 email messages
      • 3 reminders that the item(s) are due 
      • and a final email indicatinig your Banner account will be charged the cost of the item(s) pluse a $10.00 processing fee
  • Reserves are $1.00 per late hour
  • Reference books are 50¢ per late hour.

Where can I find information on MLA and APA citation format?

How can I get into Blackboard?

How do I search a database for an article?

What is the Friends of Concordia Library Policy?

Book Borrowing

  • three week book loans
  • maximum of 2 books may be borrowed concurrently
  • audio visual materials cannot be borrowed
  • reference books cannot be borrowed
  • reserves books cannot be borrowed
  • magazines cannot be borrowed

Library Borrowing Schedule

Circulation borrowing schedule for students

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Reserve items: 2 hours or otherwise indicated
  • Audio visual: 1 week
  • Library items may be renewed once.

Late Fees

  • Reserves are $1.00 per late hour
  • Reference books are 50¢ per late hour.
  • Regular books checked out will be declared lost after 14 days and then your Banner account will be charged the cost of the book and a non-refundable $10.00 fee.

Alumni Library Services

Alumni library privileges:
If Alumni are interested in utilizing library resources they need to complete the online form and then visit the library in person to set up their account and get their library card.
Alumni can only borrow print books (3 weeks) and audio visual materials (1 week). Reference books or library materials on Reserve cannot be checked out. In addition, off-campus access to the library’s databases and interlibrary loan service is prohibited.
If alumni need to use the library’s computers, they need to check in with the Reference Librarian on duty to access *GUEST* network credentials.