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Borrow Library Materials

Learn about loan policies for the variety of books, films and other materials available in the University Libraries collections.

General Check Out Policies

  • Current USC students, faculty and staff can borrow an unlimited number of most materials
  • CarolinaCard ID is required
  • Check out at the Circulation Desk in Thomas Cooper or Music Library
  • Student accounts are blocked if fines reach $5.00
  • Return items to Circulation Desk or campus book drops located outside Thomas Cooper Library, in lobby of Gambrell Hall, and on the corner of Bull and Devine streets
  • Lost or unreturned items are subject to replacement fees

 

Details by Status and Material Types

Undergraduate Students

Books

  • Loaned for 6 weeks with unlimited renewals
  • Fines $0.25/day

Films

  • Up to 2 films loaned for 2 days with 1 renewal
Graduate Students

Books in General Circulation

  • Loaned until semester ends with unlimited renewals
  • Fines $0.25/day

Books in Juvenile and Popular Reading

  • Loaned for 6 weeks with unlimited renewals
  • Fines $0.25/day

Journal and Magazine Volumes

  • Loaned for 3 days with 10 renewals
  • Fines $1.00/day

Films

  • Up to 2 films loaned for 2 days with 1 renewal
Faculty

Books in General Circulation and Juvenile

  • Loaned for 6 months with unlimited renewals

Books in Popular Reading

  • Loaned for 6 weeks with unlimited renewals

Journal and Magazine Volumes

  • Loaned for 3 days with unlimited renewals

Educational Films

  • Loaned for 3 days with 3 renewals

Browsing Films

  • Loaned for 3 days with 1 renewal
Staff

Books

  • Loaned for 6 weeks with unlimited renewals
  • Fines $0.25/day

Journal and Magazine Volumes

  • Loaned for 3 days with 10 renewals
  • Fines $1.00/day

Films

  • Up to 2 films loaned for 2 days with 1 renewal
PASCAL Delivers Materials

Policies for All Borrowers

  • Loaned for 6 weeks with 1 renewal
  • Fines $0.25/day
  • Limit of 50 items