Interlibrary Loan is a free service that Concordia provides to its patrons.
Not all materials may be available for free, however. The Interlibrary Loan staff will choose free lenders whenever possible. 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. If we cannot find a library that will lend us an item for free to fill your request, we will contact you to see if you are willing to pay the cost to obtain the requested material. The cost is determined by the individual lending library, usually not more than $20 or $30. These fees cover shipping costs and costs to retrieve and process the item for loan. We will not request items for you that require a fee without your written consent.