Interlibrary Loan is a free service that Concordia provides to its patrons. Not all materials may be available for free, however. Books ordered through I-Share are free. Books ordered from out-of-state are also usually free. Copies of journal articles are usually free. However, some rare and obscure books and journals may be found only in major research universities, and often these libraries charge a fee to lend books or to provide an article scan. The cost is determined by the individual lending library. We always choose lenders that do not charge. If there are no free lenders, we will not request items from a library that charges without first notifying you and receiving your acceptance of the charges.