Borrowing textbooks from the library is great way to save a few dollars but here are a few things to keep in mind.
We don’t always have the newest edition.
Often, if we carry a copy of your textbook, it is usually an older version of the one you are using in your classes.
You can search for textbooks in the libary catalog – it is best to include one or more of the authors names as well as the title of your textbook as textbook titles can be quite generic.
Sometimes other NEOS libraries will have a copy.
You can borrow items from other NEOS libraries (like University of Alberta, MacEwan University, or NorQuest etc.). If you find a copy of your textbook that available through NEOS, you can put it on hold on it and it will be brought into Concordia for you to borrow for free.
You can’t keep the textbook for the whole term.
CUE’s undergraduate students can borrow Concordia’s books or 6 weeks but if someone else places a hold on a book that you have checked out, you will be required to bring that book back early.
Items borrowed from other NEOS libraries typically have a loan period of 2 weeks.
If we don’t carry a copy of your textbook, try buying used.
Check for copies of your textbooks at the CSA’s Used Textbook Market from September 5 – 14th in Upper Tegler.