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Answered By: Sarah Johnson Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017 Views: 71
Print books and eBooks
Some of the titles in the CU Libraries collections are available in print, some online, and some in both formats. Depending on the book you're looking for, we may be able to find an online copy. Here's how:
Searching in the Library Catalog
To search for books in print or online format using the Library Catalog, enter the title or keywords into the search box, and click the search button. If the title is held at Concordia, you'll see a record for it in the search results. If we have a physical copy of the book, you'll see an Item Status tab. Click Item Status to find out where it is shelved. If we have an eBook version, you'll see an Access Online tab. Click Access Online to view a link to the eBook.
Services for Distance Students
If you are a distance student and found a title in our collection that is available in print format, but not online, at your request we will ship the book to an address you designate (home or office, for example). The Library will cover the cost of shipping the materials to you; you must cover the cost of return shipping. Copies of documents will be emailed to an email address you specify. This service is available to current faculty and staff of Concordia University and currently registered students. Plan ahead, because this service takes time to process.
For a quicker turnaround, our librarians can help you find a print copy in a public or academic library near you. Contact us for help.
Occasionally, eBooks are available to preview or read for free via Google Books. If you didn't find an eBook version of the title you're seeking in the library catalog, try searching Google Books.
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