Faculty may place physical materials on reserve for their courses, and the library also supports OAKS-enabled electronic reading lists. See the Reading Lists and Course Reserves Guide for more information on physical and electronic course reserves.
Faculty can request that materials be delivered to campus mailboxes. Scanning and electronic delivery is also available. Campus and electronic delivery is provided through Interlibrary Loan.
Faculty can place items on the hold shelf for up to one full semester. This service is useful if you only want to use any books you’ve found in the actual building.
Items listed as available that patrons are unable to locate may be subject to a formal search. Patrons are encouraged to visit the Access & Instruction Desk and have them do a brief check for the missing item. If they are unable to quickly locate the item, patrons are encouraged to leave contact information and the latest date the material is needed, so that if it is located by then, it will be held for that patron.
If CofC Libraries does not have or provide access to what you need, you can request materials from other libraries through two services, PASCAL and traditional interlibrary loan (ILL). See the Interlibrary Loan for Faculty Guide for more information.
The proxy card service is a service intended for members of the College of Charleston faculty to facilitate faculty research by extending library privileges to authorized individuals on behalf of the faculty member.
Faculty members may authorize designated students, graduate assistants and research assistants of their choosing to check out library books, media, print microfilm copies, and place items on reserve, using the faculty member’s library account(s).
Proxy cards expire at the end of each semester. Cards are typically processed within 48 hours. The faculty member may contact the Access & Instruction Desk to extend or revoke cardholder’s privileges at any time. Also, the card will be mailed to the faculty member, unless specified otherwise.
The faculty member granting proxy permission will be held accountable for any microfilm copies produced by the proxy and charged to the faculty member’s departmental account. Lost or damaged library items will be the faculty member’s responsibility and will be charged to the faculty member’s library account.
Faculty members using the service are encouraged to periodically monitor their borrower’s account. The proxy card holder will not receive notices or correspondence regarding the faculty member’s account, nor will the proxy card holder be responsible for recalled items that become overdue.
The proxy card holder must provide a valid proxy card at the time of checkout and must be listed as a proxy on the faculty member’s library account. The faculty member may restrict full disclosure of his/her library account to the proxy.