Need a book, but need it in a hurry? Request by phone (at 777-3145, during Circulation's hours of operation) that it be held for you at the Circulation Desk! Or you may request the book from the online catalog by using our new "Request" button found near the top of each item page. Just look for the button with the check mark.
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Reserves items can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Lockers are located on the Main floor of Thomas Cooper, and may be checked out for 24 hour use by USC Columbia students, staff and faculty with valid USC ID. The lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Personal materials and checked out library items may be stored in the lockers, but we ask that no food, beverages, or hazardous materials be stored.
Graduate Student Lockers are located on Level 3 of the library and are available for checkout to current graduate students for a period of six weeks. These lockers may be renewed if there are still Level 3 lockers available. If there are no lockers available, you may request to be added to a waiting list for Level 3 graduate lockers, and will be notified as soon as a locker becomes available. Please ask at the Circulation Desk if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Individual and group study rooms are available for USC Columbia students. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a group study room use this web page. Once you've confirmed your booking by clicking the link provided in the email sent to your university email address, you may pick up your key (if necessary) from the Circulation desk. These rooms are available to USC Columbia students, staff, and faculty. Students from USC School of Medicine, USC School of Law and other USC campuses should check with their libraries for study room availability.
If you would like to allow your graduate assistant to check out items to your account, then you may request a proxy card for that student. The form can be obtained at the Circulation Department, by email request or by completing the online form. Proxy cards are issued for one semester. The card will be processed within 2 working days. The proxy card will be mailed to you the faculty member. You assume full responsibility for all items checked out on the proxy card.
You may see notes in the library catalog stating that items are in the Library Annex. This is a remote storage facility where some items are stored. You may request these items be sent to the Circulation Desk by visiting the Library Annex web page. Please note that South Caroliniana items will be sent to the Caroliniana Library .
Distance Education Book Delivery
We will mail books from our circulating collection to students who live outside of Richland County or Lexington County. The student will be responsible for returning the book either by mail or otherwise before the due date. We recommend that the student return the book by a traceable mail system. For more information and to make a request click here.
The circulation department is happy to provide individual assistance for any faculty or staff with special needs, and any student registered through USC Disability Services. Examples of some services include pulling and/or mailing library books and assistance with photocopiers. Please contact Chad Price or any circulation supervisor at (803) 777-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Faculty Book Delivery
USC faculty and staff are welcomed to have books delivered to their campus mail address. These requests can be made directly via the online catalog here . For more information and to make a book delivery request please click here
If would like to report a complaint regarding a noise disturbance (someone speaking too loudly on a quiet floor, etc), please speak with a staff member at the Circulation desk, or visit http://library.sc.edu/p/Circulation/Noise to report your complaint via chat.