I would like you to make the library a private building. I have encountered people who are not Concordia students there numerous times and security said there was nothing they could do about it. Thank you.
Most libraries, whether public and academic, collect resources primarily for the use of their immediate communities but they also share them with other libraries and individual users. No one library can collect all the online or printed resources in the world, and so it must rely on a network of libraries to offer their patrons the broadest possible access to information. In that spirit, visitors from the public and other institutions are allowed to make use of the Concordia libraries the same way that Concordia students and researchers can make use of, for example, McGill, or U de M libraries. We do, however, give priority to Concordia students, staff, and faculty members who use our services and resources.
Our periodic ID card checks in the past showed that there are very few people in the library who are not part of the Concordia community. Concordia has a big and diverse population, and it may not be easy tell who is a member of the Concordia community and who is not.
If you feel that someone is abusing the library’s facilities or resources you can report it to any service desk. Thanks for writing.