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Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. NEW Cougar Cards, FOL cards, or appointment emails are required for entry. Face coverings and social distancing are also required. Virtual services for all College Libraries continue to be available at answers.library.cofc.edu.

Interlibrary Loan for Students: PASCAL

This guide covers all things ILL and PASCAL for students. Learn what these services are and how to use them.

Interlibrary Loan Staff

Interlibrary Loan Office: 843.953.8010

ILL and PASCAL books can be picked up and dropped off 7 days/week at the Access & Instruction Desk.

What is PASCAL

What is PASCAL Delivers?

PASCAL logo

"PASCAL" stands for "Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries."

“PASCAL Delivers” is a rapid book delivery service for the patrons of all PASCAL member institutions. Library users may use this link which brings you directly to a search limited only to PASCAL items. Locate books in any member library, submit an electronic request for delivery of a book to the College of Charleston, and receive those books within a 3 - 5 business days. PASCAL Delivers is part of the State-wide Electronic Academic Library.

What happens after you order a PASCAL book

PASCAL books should arrive at College of Charleston within 3 to 5 business days, and sometimes even sooner. You will receive an email that the book has arrived and it will be available for checkout at the Access & Instruction Desk in Addlestone Library. You may also check on the status of your book using the "My Library Account" link on the front page of the Library website.

Pickup Anywhere (PUA)

You can request an item via PASCAL Delivers and have it sent to the college or university closest to you. 

To use this service, follow these steps:

  1. Request the book as you would a regular PASCAL Delivers item, but change the pickup location to the college or university where you want your book(s) delivered.
  2. When the book is processed at the pickup location, you’ll receive an email. 
  3. Bring your valid institutional ID to the location specified in the email to pick up the item(s).

PASCAL Visiting Patron Service

If you’re able to use PASCAL Delivers, you can also go in-person to visit another PASCAL Delivers library and check out the book yourself using the Visiting Patron service. All you need is your valid Institutional ID. 

Visiting Patron checkouts have different limits from PASCAL Delivers patrons:

  • Three item checkout limit
  • Three week checkout period
  • One three-week renewal allowed