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Library Hours

Service Departments

The Access Services Department assists with the following services:

  • Check-outs and Renewals
  • Course Reserves
  • InterLibrary Loan and PASCAL Delivers Processing
  • Library Account Services
  • Multi-Functional Printer Assistance
  • Microfilm Reader/Printer Services
  • Shelf Maintenance

Borrowing Policies

General Check-Out Policies

  • Current USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff can borrow an unlimited number of most materials.
  • CarolinaCard ID is required.
  • Check out materials at the Access Service Desk.
  • Return items to the Access Services Desk or to the book drop located outside (in the staff entrance alcove near the parking lot).
  • Student accounts are blocked from checkouts and renewals if:
    • overdue items are not returned or renewed within the appropriate grace period
    • overdue fines have accrued
  • Lost, unreturned, or damaged items are subject to replacement fees.

Click on the tabs above for information regarding circulation policies for each patron type.

A CarolinaCard ID is required to check out materials at the USC Upstate Library. Get your ID card by visiting the Department of Public Safety office (219 N. Campus Blvd.).

  • Books & Audio-Visual Materials
    USC Upstate students may check out unlimited materials. Books are loaned for three (3) weeks. Audio-visual materials include DVD/Blu-Ray, CDs, and VHS tapes. A/V items are loaned for seven (7) days with no renewals. DVD viewing equipment is available.
     
  • Renewal Policy 
    Unless there is a high demand, most items can be renewed online during the semester. We’re also happy to assist you in person, via email at libcirc@uscupstate.edu or by phone at 864-503-5611.
     
  • Other Library Materials 
    Reference books, periodicals, and archival material are not eligible for checkout. Using your CarolinaCard ID, photocopies can be made on Library Multi-Function Printers.
  • Books & Audio-Visual Materials
    Books are loaned for 120 days and can be renewed twice. There is no limit to the number of books a Faculty or Staff member can check out.

    A/V items can be checkout out for seven (7) days and can be renewed once.  There is no limit to the number of A/V items a Faculty or Staff member can check out.
     
  • Renewal Policy
    Unless there is a high demand, most items can be renewed online during the semester. We’re also happy to assist you in person, via email at libcirc@uscupstate.edu or by phone at 864-503-5611.
     
  • Reference Materials and Periodicals
    These materials do not circulate, but exceptions to this policy are made on a case-by-case basis. Access Services staff can assist patrons with obtaining checkout permission.

How to Request Materials

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