When you can’t find the resources you need at Concorida, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can bring the resources to you. Borrow articles, books, and other research materials that we do not have at Concordia University from available lenders across the United States.
Requesting from another library is available for current Concordia University, St. Paul students, faculty, and staff. This service is NOT extended to Courtesy Borrowers. Courtesy Borrowers should consult their local public library to request items they need through Interlibrary Loan.
Digital requests for articles and book chapters are typically filled within 2 business days and will be delivered in electronic format via email. In some instances, you may receive an email directly from the lending library. Please download a copy of any PDFs to ensure you have continued access to it.
Physical requests for books and DVDs are typically filled within 4 business days and are available for pick-up at the Information Desk. They will be returned to the lender library if not picked up within 2 weeks. Please bring your Concordia ID to check out these items.
If you are a distance user and need your items mailed to you, please reply to the email you receive when your item is ready for pickup with your address information. Learn more about mailing materials to distance users on our services webpage.
Users can request electronic resources or physical items that are not available at Concordia University, St. Paul to be filled by another library using the Interlibrary Loan Request form.
While OneSearch has citation information for many electronic resources and physical items we don’t have everything. If you cannot find an item by searching in OneSearch, you can place a request using this form:
Users who have article or book chapter requests filled by another library using the Interlibrary Loan form will have the option to download the item in OneSearch.
Below is an example of a request in a OneSearch account:
Users who have article or book chapter requests filled by another library using the Interlibrary Loan form will receive an email with the option to download their item directly from the email.
If you experience any trouble downloading the article you can reply to the email from email@example.com and a librarian will assist you.
Below is an example of a request sent to a CSP email account:
You may request a renewal; however, it is at the discretion of the lending institution as to whether a renewal is granted and for how long.