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University Libraries - General Information

About Circulation 
The Circulation Department (803) 777-3145 is located on the main floor of Thomas Cooper Library. Here, you may check out books, pay fines, place holds on books, pick up and return Interlibrary Loan materials, and check out study rooms. Lost and Found for the library is also located here. Building problems and security concerns should be reported here or at the exit gate. 

Book Return
 Books may be returned at the circulation desk, through campus mail, or at the book drop in front of the Thomas Cooper Library.  We also have a bookdrop in the Gambrell Lobby.

Safety Information 
Library safety is an important issue. Be aware that thefts do occur in the building. Be sure to watch your belongings and be aware of your surroundings. Click here to find out more about library safety

Lost and Found 
The majority of the Lost and Found articles in the Library are stored in the Circulation Department.

If you are missing an item, you may inquire about it at the Circulation Desk and/or fill out a Lost & Found claims form HERE

If your item is found and contains personal information (name, address, phone, email, etc), Circulation will attempt to contact you and let you know that your item is being held in Lost and Found. 

If you find an item in the library, please bring it to the Circulation Desk or Exit Gate (when Circulation is closed) so that it may be returned to its rightful owner. 

If you have misplaced an item somewhere on campus, or a long time ago, you should also inquire at the Russell House Information Desk. This is where the majority of the items found on campus are kept. 

If you have any questions or comments about Circulation Department policies or procedures, please feel free to chat with us live HERE


Phone (803) 777-3145.