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Requesting Library Items: Interlibrary Loan: Getting Started

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a library service for obtaining books, articles, dissertations, and other items that the Concordia library does not own.  We can obtain physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, microforms), or pdfs of articles, from other libraries that own them. 

When should I request something through Interlibrary Loan?

You should first determine that Concordia does not own the item.  If Concordia has the book or journal subscription you need, you can get access to the material much faster. To get what you need, there are several different paths to follow depending on what you are looking for: books, journal articles, or dissertations.