Monday – Thursday7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday2:00pm - 8:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday2:00pm - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday2:00pm - 10:00 p.m.
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The restrooms are on the lower floor to the right.
Light food, snacks, and beverages with spill-proof lids are permitted inside the library building. Delivery of food to the library is not permitted.
The CUI Library staff is anxious to hear from you. An anonymous suggestion box is available in the lobby of the library and on the lower floor near the stacks. Comments and questions are responded to often. You may also contact us by using the online feedback form.
Group Study Rooms are only available to Concordia students in groups of two or more. Study rooms have a 2-hour limit. Study Rooms need to be checked out at the Circulation Desk with your student ID.
All library materials are listed in the online catalog. You can also find information on how to use the library’s resources on our libguide.
The STACKS, also known as the Main Reading Room, hold most of our collection and are located downstairs. The collection is organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System, a series of letters and numbers. The ends of the shelves are labeled to help you search. See the Library Map to find where your book may be or ask for help at the Circulation or Reference Desk.
Books circulate for 4 weeks, and media materials circulate for 2 weeks. Check the 'date due' card or your receipt. You can also check the status of your materials from OneSearch. Click the 'Sign In' link in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Log in using your E# and Blackboard password. A list will appear with all the books you have checked out and their due dates.
You can renew books one of two ways:
You may place a request using Interlibrary Loan.
Books are 25¢/day. Reserve items are $5.00/ day.
The copier and printers are in the library copy room. If you are facing the circulation desk, the copy room is located behind the desk to the right. Please log out before leaving the computer to prevent any misuse of your account.
You can find printing instructions on our lib guide
The library stores the Masters Theses collection in our institutional repository. It is accessible from cui.dspacedirect.org. You can find more information about the repository on our lib guide.
The library does not collect textbooks used in CUI classes.
Course Reserves are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Ask for them by professor, then title. You'll need your I.D. card to check out Reserve items. There are multiple lending periods to borrow Reserve items: Library Use Only (LUO – can't take out), 3-Hour (can take out), Overnight (but due back by 10 a.m. the next day), 3-day, and 7-day which are determined by the professor. Overdue fines are $5.00/day.
Search our Full Text Journals. This alphabetical list of journals includes journals with full-text articles in electronic, print, and microfiche formats. You can also search the journals by subject category or discipline. If you need help using this resource, see our libguide.
Print Periodicals, like Reference books are non-circulating; they cannot leave the library. Copy machines are available to photocopy articles.
To access databases from off campus, simply enter your E# and Blackboard password when prompted. You can find more detailed instructions at our lib guide
There are several ways:
Each has different tools but all use some basic features:
Your professor determines what style you must use to document sources for your papers. APA stands for the American Psychological Association and is usually used in the Social Sciences. See the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association www.apastyle.org. MLA stands for Modern Language Association and is preferred by the Arts and Humanities faculty. See the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers www.mla.org/style (both are in the library). History and Theology usually prefer the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), also referred to as Turabian. Others to consider are the CSE, Council of Science Editors and COS, the Columbia Online Style. Each has its own style or preference for how to give credit to sources used for support. There are helpful websites and handouts, but check the Writing Studio in Theta or their website or call x1502 for further information.
All registered students have access to library research databases and are given a password/PIN when they register. Logins and passwords for remote access are the same as your Concordia webmail logins (E#) and passwords. If you still can't access the databases call ITS at (949) 214-3175, or email at email@example.com.