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Distance Learners and Distributed Education: Accessing Library Resources

Distance Learning Support for Distributed Education


Library offices and services (including study space) are temporarily located in the Campus Life Center due to ongoing renovations of the library building. Some pandemic restrictions and protocols are still in effect. Consult the Library Home Page for the latest details. All of the library's online services and resources are available to you including our 24/7 Ask a Librarian service. You are also welcome to contact individual librarians by email. The stacks remain closed, but Items from the circulating collection and PASCAL Delivers may be requested through SearchUp. Interlibrary Loan for digital items is also available. Course Reserves are limited to electronic reserves for spring 2021.


The USC Upstate Library provides resources and services for Students enrolled in all modes of Distance or Distributed Education and Faculty teaching such courses:

  • Online or hybrid courses offered through the Spartanburg or Greenville campuses.
  • Face-to-face courses at the University Center in Greenville.
  • Online programs in Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology Management, Health Informatics, Information Management and Systems, and the RN to BSN in Nursing in collaboration with Palmetto College.
  • Courses offered at BMW as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Management program.
  • Dual enrollment courses offered at local high schools.

Login Information

When accessing library resources from off campus, you will need to log in to most library databases, ebooks, and your SearchUp and Interlibrary Loan accounts. When on campus or using Spartan GreenSky, you only need to log in once to access most library resources. Generally, you will use your full USC Upstate email address and Password to access these resources, though some, such as Greensky, require only your USC Upstate Username (first part of your email address up to the @ sign). This may differ from your USC Network Username and Password used to access Blackboard.

For more information and help with passwords, see these pages:

You can eliminate multiple logins from off-campus by using Spartan GreenSky, a software that creates a virtual desktop on your computer or mobile device that is just like being on campus. GreenSky gives you access to your USC Upstate email account, Microsoft Office software, and cloud storage. It also facilitates printing on the Greenville and Spartanburg campuses.

Carolina Card (USC Upstate student ID)

You will need to use your Carolina Card (USC Upstate student ID) to check out books from the Upstate Library, use PASCAL Delivers and Visiting Patron services, and to request items from Interlibrary Loan. Your card also facilitates releasing print jobs on the multifunction printers in Greenville and Spartanburg and accessing the 24/7 lab in Spartanburg.

To obtain a Carolina Card, contact the University Department of Public Safety on the Spartanburg campus or contact Sheree Simpson at University Center Greenville at

Greenville Librarian Hours

Andrew Kearns is available to meet virtually with Greenville students and faculty. Appointments for reference and research consultations may be made through Book a Librarian on the Ask a Librarian page. Contact him directly to make appointments for other times and days.