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Juvenile / Children's Literature: Finding Books

Guide to finding and using Juvenile Literature in the USC Upstate collection

USC Upstate Catalog

Add the word Juvenile or JUV to your search to limit to book in the Juvenile Collection. 

Example: JUV AND Art


Juvenile AND Bears

*NOTE: Juvenile books are located in the back wall of the Library's main floor past the restrooms and is marked with lavender shelf lables.

Finding books NOT in USC Upstate Library - Public LIbraries

Quick access to titles not held by USC Upstate or those already checked out may be found at the local County Public Libraries.  Below is a search box for Spartanburg Public Libraries and a link to Greenville Public Library catalog.  The public libraries use the Dewy Decimal classification system of organization so call numbers will be different from USC Upstate Catalog, make sure to have the title and or the author of the book you are looking for.


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Spartanburg Public Library has several branches around Spartanburg County. You can barrow books if you have a Spartanburg County Library Card, a Greenville County Library Card, or you can get a "College Card" at the library by showing your current USC Upstate ID card.

Greenville County Library System Logo Greenville County Library System also has several branches and offers reciprocal loan agreements with Spartanburg County.

Finding books NOT in USC Upstate Library - Beyond USC Upstate

PASCAL Delivers you have access to ALL Academic Libraries in the state of South Carolina, many have a Juvenile Collection and lend these books through PASCAL Delivers.

Inter Library Loan Button

This service is available to USC Upstate faculty members, staff and currently-enrolled students at no cost. When materials arrive you will be notified by e-mail. Requested materials can be picked up at the USC Upstate Library, at the UCG Library for students attending there, or mailed to your home if you attend neither campus and live outside of Spartanburg County.  REMEMBER this can take up to three weeks to obtain materials.

Reading Lists - What Do I Read Next?

ONLINE Children's Books

Book Review Databases

The following databases are available through the USC Upstate Library to students and faculty.