What is interlibrary loan (ILL)?
If you need a book or an article that Concordia University does not have (in print or online), we will attempt to get it for you from another library.
Who may use this service?
Only currently registered students, faculty, and staff of Concordia University may borrow through ILL. All others should make their requests through the ILL department of their local public library. Please have available your my.CU ID (Student ID) number.
How much does interlibrary loan cost?
Concordia University pays all charges incurred in getting materials to the CU library for you to pick up. If you do not attend classes on the main CU campus, the materials will be sent to you at the library's expense. You are responsible for any costs incurred to return the material to the CU Library.
How do I return the materials to the library?
You may keep photocopied articles that we obtain for you. You are responsible for returning the books you borrow to the library by the date that they are due.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain circumstances, the law authorizes libraries to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these circumstances is the fair use provision that the photocopy or reproduction may not be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. Any other use may incur liability for copyright infringement. Concordia University reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
If you have questions about interlibrary loan, contact Concordia University at or call 503-280-8556.