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Using Library Materials

Library card policies

Who can use the Concordia Library materials?

Students, faculty, and staff affiliated with Concordia University are able to check out Library materials. A valid ID is required to check out materials. The Concordia University Library Barcode is the 14-digit number located on the back of the University ID.

Students, faculty, and staff may obtain or replace an ID card at the Card Services Office located in Meyer Hall 124.

Courtesy borrowing privileges can be obtained for alumni, neighbors, and Lutheran pastors. These cards may be obtained at the Info Desk in the library.

Loan periods by user

Most print book items can be checked out for 120 days with the option to renew the check out for an additional 30 days.
Most media items (audio/video) can be checked out for 60 days with the option to renew the check out for an additional 30 days.
Some items are not available for check out.

Checking out and returning materials

All material taken out of the library must be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

All borrowed material must be returned to the Library. Items can be returned in person when the Library is open or returned to any other library in Minnesota.

Distant patrons

For patrons residing outside of the Twin Cities Metro area, materials can be mailed to your home upon request; it is then your personal responsibility to return the materials to the Concordia library through the U.S. postal service.

Please send materials to:

Library Technology Center
Concordia University Library
1282 Concordia Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Making copies

Copy machines are available to photocopy non-circulating materials. Photocopies cost $.10 per page. Patrons can purchase a copy card with cash at the Circulation Desk. Students can charge copies to their student account.

Requesting materials

Physical materials can be requested from the Concordia Library or partner libraries in OneSearch using the request button on each book's detailed display page. Books requested will be held behind the Info Desk for 2 weeks.

Renewing materials

Library materials can be renewed from the date of the original loan until they reach a maximum loan period.

Items that cannot be renewed include:

  • Items that have reached the maximum loan period
  • Items that have been recalled by the library or another user
  • Course Reserve materials

Renew Online

Log in to OneSearch with your CSP email address and password. You can renew items from the Loans section.

Circulation Questions or 651-641-8237

Borrowing by user

Undergraduate, Cohort, and Graduate Students

Currently enrolled students of Concordia University have full borrowing privileges.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty (including adjunct) and staff have full borrowing privileges. Must have an institution ID card to check out materials.

Alumnae/i and Lutheran Pastors

Alumnae/i are eligible for a Courtesy Borrower card with restricted borrowing privileges after filling out an application at the Circulation Desk.


Neighbors of the University (must live between Concordia Ave, Hamline Ave, Selby Ave, and Lexington Ave) may obtain a Courtesy Borrower card with restricted borrowing privileges. Apply for a card at the Circulation Desk.

Restricted borrowing privileges

Patrons who have restricted borrowing privileges may check out items from Concordia University Library only.

Courtesy borrowing cards are valid for one year from the date of issue.