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There is a restroom on the top floor near the print station and restrooms 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.
If you are having issues logging in, please refer to the following guide: Library Database Login Troubleshooting Guide.
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 at [email protected].
Study Rooms are only available to Concordia students. 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. Recalls and Iterlibrary Loan items are $1.00/day. Reserve items are $5.00/day.
If you are facing the circulation desk, the copier and printer is to the left and back.
You can find printing instructions on our libguide
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.
From OneSearch, click on Library Links in the upper right-hand side of the page and click on E-Journals List. From here, you can search or browse through our list of A-Z journals.
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 libguide
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 the Library 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 protected].