Library FAQs

Questions and Answers

Update on 4/2/20 to reflect COVID-19 disruption

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?

All library materials have been renewed untill May 13, 2020

Library items may be renewed once.

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

If you need help logging on, speak to the reference 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?

Fines will only be charged if library materials are NOT returned by May 13, 2020

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

Currently there is no borrowing of library resources.

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

Late fees will not be charged if library materials are returned by May 13, 2020
  • 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.