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University Libraries

Find Library Services

University Libraries is more than just collections. Our available services help you borrow and request materials, find study spaces, use technology and learn research skills.

Borrow, Check Out, Renew

From novels and textbooks to iPads and lockers, you can borrow it from University Libraries. Check out with your CarolinaCard and renew online with My Account.

Reserve a Study Room

Thomas Cooper Library provides a variety of group study spaces throughout the building that can be reserved by USC Columbia students, faculty and staff.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Use this free service to request and borrow books, articles and research materials from other libraries when University Libraries doesn't have them.

Off-Campus Access

University Libraries is here for you no matter where you are. Discover all the ways to use library resources and services when you're away from campus.

Scan and Deliver

Request copies of articles and book chapters the library has in print but not online. Scanned files are delivered to your Interlibrary Loan account.

Technology Services

University Libraries has the technology you need to discover and access library collections and other information resources.

Suggest a Purchase

We encourage recommendations to help us build our collections. Tell us what you need.

Faculty and Instructor Services

Discover the variety of services offered to support you at every stage of your research and teaching.

Visitor and Alumni Services

Learn about the resources and services available to community members, alumni and other visitors to campus. 


Librarians offer a variety of free workshops to support research and teaching including citation management tools. Browse available options and find links to register.


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