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Academic Continuity: Home

Information on how College Libraries are supporting CofC virtually and in-person during Fall 2020.

Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff as well as Friends of the Library. Cougar Cards or FOL cards or appointments are required for entry. Face coverings and social distancing are also required. Virtual services for all Libraries continue to be available at answers.library.cofc.edu. Hours are updated continually at library.cofc.edu/hours.

Have questions about academic continuity and the library?

Look for an answer to your question below, or submit your question online. You can also chat with Access & Instruction Desk staff.

Library Services

Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus

Research Help for Students and Faculty

Fall 2020 Laptop Loans

CofC is adopting a new laptop requirement for 2020-2021. For students who do not have their own device, both Information Technology and College Libraries will loan a limited number of laptops. 

  • One-week MacBook Airs from College Libraries: During Fall 2020, all available Macbook Airs and chargers can be checked out by students on a first-come, first-served basis for a period of one week.
  • Long-Term Laptop Loans from Information Technology: IT will offer long-term technology loans for Fall 2020 using an application process.

Library Instruction

  • Librarians are available to provide live information literacy instruction for your students using Zoom.
  • Librarians can also create instructional video tutorials and course guides which can be posted in OAKS.
  • Find the subject liaison for your discipline at libguides.library.cofc.edu/sb.php
  • Find additional tips and resources on the Resources for Instructors page of this guide.

Borrowing Information

  • Addlestone Library books and DVDs can be checked out by scheduling an appointment.

  • Due dates for all College Libraries books have been extended until September 14, 2020. Book drops are open and being checked, but feel free to keep your items until in-person classes resume. 

  • PASCAL Delivers and Interlibrary Loan services have resumed! Check these pages for the most up-to-date information: PASCAL Delivers Services & ILL

College and Local Information

American Library Association Recommendations