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University Libraries - Faculty Book Delivery

USC Employee Book Delivery Service

Our library books can be requested directly from the catalog. Just use the Request button near the top of the item's page in the catalog.

If you are USC-Columbia employee, we're happy to deliver books to your department on the USC-Columbia Campus. If you prefer to come to the library to pick it up, please use our Paging Service.
  • What is this service?

    • Library staff will retrieve items from the stacks at the Thomas Cooper Library and USC Library Annex, check them out to your library account, and have them delivered to your department (wherever your campus mail is normally received) on the USC-Columbia campus.
  • Who can use this service?

    • Any USC-Columbia employee member whose library account is in good standing (no overdue recalls, fines, etc.). 
  • What items can I request?

    • You can place a Book Delivery request on any Thomas Cooper Library or USC Library Annex book that you are allowed to check out. Sorry, we cannot deliver Reference items, Special Collections items, Reserve items and/or other non-circulating items. 
  • What if the item is checked out?

    • Checked out items will be recalled for you. The item will be sent to you once it is available.
  • How many items can I request at one time? 

    • You may request any number of items, but please be aware that requests with large numbers of items may require more time for processing and delivery.
  • When, and how, can I place a Book Delivery request? 

    • You can place an online request at any time from the catalog by using our new Request button located in the top portion of the item's page (click here for more info). If your request is urgent, you may call the Circulation Department at 803-777-3145 when it is open
  • What happens when my request is submitted? 

    • By the next business day, Circulation staff will search for the requested item, but processing and packaging are then required. We will make every effort to process your request as quickly as possible, however delivery dates cannot be predicted, especially when material is not on the shelf.

  • How will you notify me when my items are ready? 

    • You will receive an email at your USC email address when your items have been processed by Circulation.
  • What happens if there is a problem with my request? 

    • If you called us with your request, we will call you back if there is a problem. If you made your request from the online catalog, we will send you an email at your USC email address.


Contact us or (803) 777-3145