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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

University Libraries

Visitor and Alumni Services

Community members, alumni and other visitors to campus can use many of the resources and services available through University Libraries. Learn how to make the most of your visit.

Plan Your Visit

Before You Arrive

  • Use the Library Catalog to confirm the location of items you plan to use
  • Check the hours for visitors of that library or department
  • Check the library location you plan to visit for directions, parking and any requirements for requesting materials in advance


Onsite Resources and Services

Visitors can use print materials within the library buildings. They can also access online databases, journals and ebooks from library computers at Thomas Cooper Library and the Music Library.

Library staff can assist with printing and photocopying. See the Computer Use Policy for details about general internet use and guest wireless access.


Library Annex Materials

Make advance requests to have them delivered to campus for your visit. Contact Circulation at 803-777-3145 or

To request Annex items belonging to special collections, contact the library or department directly.

Ask for items to be held at one of the Library Annex reading rooms if you need to work with a large amount of material. Contact the Library Annex at 803-896-0780 or to request.

Visitors can also request PDF scans of articles or book chapters located in the Library Annex:

  • Choose Login for Scan and Deliver
  • Select Community Borrowers (bottom box)
  • Enter username annex and password annex
  • Pick Article/Book Chapter under Scan and Deliver and complete form
  • After 48 hours, log in again to view and download the file under Electronically Received Articles

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