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Circulation Services: Affiliates, Alumni, and F.O.L.

Borrowing, Loan Periods, and Privileges by Patron Status

Patron Status

Circulating Collections

Interlibrary Loan

Media Checkout

Off-campus

Databases

Academic Magnet- Juniors & Seniors

14 days

2 book limit

No

No

No

American College of the Building Arts

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

Artists’ Certificate Program

Faculty may check out books for their students

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ashley Hall Juniors and Seniors

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

Burke High School Teachers and AP students

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

Center for Creative Retirement

Library use only; check out requires Friends of the Library membership

No

No

No

Charleston School of Law

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

 

Charleston Day School teachers and staff**

 

14 days

5 book limit

 

No

 

No

 

No

College of Charleston Alumni

Must join Friends of the Library or use in- house

No

No

No

College of Charleston

Undergraduate Students

28 days

No book limit

Yes

Up to 5 in process (includes the Courier)

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

College of Charleston Faculty and Staff

180days

No book limit

Yes

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

College of Charleston faculty/staff dependents (have limited CofC IDs)

CofC employee may check out books for family. The employee is responsible for return of books

No

No

No

College of Charleston Graduate Students

60 days

No book limit

Yes

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

 

 

Up to 10 in process

(including courier)

 

 

College of Charleston Presidential Committees

14 days

10 book limit

No

No

No

College of Charleston Retired Faculty

180days

No book limit

Yes

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

College of Charleston Special Instruction Programs

14 days

5 book limit

No

Faculty only

Yes

Elder Hostel (with ElderHostel ID)**

Library use only; check out requires Friends of the Library membership

No

No

No

Friends of the Library

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

Gibbes Museum of Art

60 days

25 book limit

No

No

No

Lifetime Alumni

14 days

5 book limit

No

No

No

*National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [Charleston-Hollings Marine Lab.]

180days

No book limit

Yes

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

*National Oceanic and Atmospheric

180days

No book limit

Yes

Yes—3 items for three days

Yes

Administration (NOAA) [CCEHBR Labs.]

 

 

 

 

Non-Credit students with CofC IDs

28 days

No book limit; Library use only; check out requires Friends of the Library membership

No

Yes—3 items for three days

No

PASCAL—visitors with IDs from PASCAL schools

45 days

25 book limit, 1 Renewal – 3 Weeks

No

No

No

 

The library encourages patrons to support the library through its "Friends of the Library" (FOL) organization.

Anyone can join the "Friends of the Library" organization; however, the library does reserve the right of refusal. Annual membership rates begin at $75. Some of the benefits include:

5 book maximum checkout

Unlimited access to the affiliate computers during Access & Instruction Desk hours

For more information, please consult the Friends of the library website.

Students and faculty with current ID cards from the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) institutions may borrow circulating materials. Requesting patrons must be in good standing with the library of their home institution. Students, staff, and faculty from PASCAL member institutions may also return books from other PASCAL libraries. The books will be returned via the PASCAL courier.

Alumni are welcome to utilize all of our collections in the library during our regular hours. They may also visit the Access & Instruction Desk to use the affiliate computers to access all of the library's e-resources.  Alumni may receive book borrowing privileges by joining the Friends of the Library at the Access & Instruction Desk. Lifetime Alumni receive complimentary Friends of the Library cards by presenting their Lifetime Alumni cards at the Access & Instruction Desk.  Additionally, alumni near and far may request library materials through interlibrary loan at their local library. For the greater listing of library services to alumni, please consult the alumni services guide (http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/alumniservices).

College of Charleston Special Instructional Programs

Students and faculty with current ID cards from PASCAL institutions may borrow circulating materials. Requesting patrons must be in good standing with the library of their home institution. Students, staff and faculty from PASCAL member institutions may also return books from other PASCAL libraries. The books will be returned via the PASCAL courier (Interlibrary Loan).

Other Affiliates

Any member of an organization which has been granted library privileges by the administration. This includes but is not limited to NOAA, SCDNR, advisory boards or other special groups. Please consult the Borrowing policy and the Computer Use policy for more information.

Visiting scholars may be given borrowing privileges to work on their doctoral dissertations or post-doctoral publications. Visiting Scholars must have letters from their institutions explaining their research interests. The Associate Dean of Access, Instruction, and Assessment must approve these requests.

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