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Getting Materials Delivered

Distance Education Resources > Getting Materials Delivered

We have it

  • From Article Databases
    • Attached full text. You may see PDF or HTML copy for some articles in the article databases.  Also try the “Full Text Finder” link. 
    • Search the library catalog. If we don’t have it online, search the library catalog by the title of the journal to see if it’s on the library shelves.  If we have the volume you need, we can “scan and deliver” it to you. Request a Scan and Deliver through your Interlibrary Loan account.  If you haven’t already created your ILL account, click on the “First Time Users” button to do so. You’ll need to have a barcode number from a USC ID to create an account.
  • From Ejournals
  • From Library Catalog, Books
    • Look for the Request button in the library catalog.  Not everything can be requested, but if the button is there you can either have the items held for you at a library or, if you live outside of Richland and Lexington counties, you can have books mailed to the home address in your University account.
    • Or from the PASCAL Delivers catalog you can request the books be delivered to any participating institution.  You'll need to have a CarolinaCard, the University's official ID, in order to check the book out.

We don't have it

  • Articles
    • Interlibrary Loan. To create an Interlibrary Loan account, click on "Go to ILL Express!"  You will be prompted to enter your USC network username and password.  Once you create your account, you can request materials through the Interlibrary Loan page, but also directly from some databases. Most articles or book chapters are delivered electronically to us so that’s how we’ll be able to deliver them to you. 
  • Books
    • PASCAL Delivers. When you are in the library catalog and our copy of a book is checked out or we don’t have it at all, click on the PASCAL Delivers button. It searches college and university libraries in the state. Or you can go directly to the PASCAL catalog.  With a couple of clicks you can have the book sent to a participating library.  You’ll get an email message sent to your University account when it arrives.  Reply to the email message if you want the book mailed to you (if you live outside of Richland and Lexington counties).  If you've sent it to another institution to be picked up you'll need to have a CarolinaCard or the Distributed Learning Support Services library card and a photo ID.
    • Interlibrary Loan. Our Interlibrary Loan office can borrow books from other libraries for you.  If you live outside of Richland or Lexington counties we can mail the materials to you.