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University Libraries

Borrow Library Materials

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

The Libraries are not loaning or accepting any physical materials. Please do not return materials until further notice. No fees or bills will be charged during this time.

The Libraries will provide access to materials electronically whenever possible. To request materials or ask about borrowed materials, contact the Circulation Department by email, phone or chat.

 

General Check Out Policies

  • Current UofSC 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

Books

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

Films

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

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

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

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

Policies for All Borrowers

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

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