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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Services to Bench & Bar


Attorneys licensed in South Carolina may check out circulating USC Law Library items :

1. Must present a current SC Bar card and photo identification to check out items.
2. Must be present at the library to request, checkout, and return books.
3. Books may be checked out for up to two weeks, and up to three books may be checked out at one time.
4. Only books/materials that regularly circulate may be borrowed. 

If you have further questions about this process, please call the Circulation Desk at 803-777-5942.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery Process
  • All document delivery requests are limited to 50 pages.
  • Lawyers or their staff may email document delivery requests to
    • Please include:
      • specific citation, including year
      • mailing address for billing.
    • A librarian will:
      • locate the document in print
      • reply by email with the number of pages and the total charge.
  • Please respond by email that the charge is acceptable.
  • Then, a librarian will scan the document and email it as a PDF.
    • If an emailed PDF is not preferred, a lawyer or their staff may request that the document be copied and held at the library for pickup.

Document Delivery Charges
  • Emailed or picked up: $5.00 plus $.50 per page
  • Available journal articles may be emailed for $5.00 without a per-page fee.
  • The law library bills all document delivery charges by USPS mail.
  • No online or in-person payments accepted.


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