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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.

Faculty Services: PASCAL

Information about library services available to faculty.

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 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.

If you have selected the "Mail to Address" option in your interlibrary loan preferences, we will bring the book to your departmental mailbox.

If you do not have an interlibrary loan account, we will automatically default to delivering the book to your departmental mailbox.

If you have selected "Hold for Pickup" in your interlibrary loan account, you will receive an email that the book has arrived and it will be available for checkout at the Access & Instruction Desk. You may also check on the status of your book using the "My Library Account" link on the front page of the Library website.

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 search the Discovery system for items available through PASCAL and can 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 3 - 5 business days. few days. PASCAL Delivers is part of the State-wide Electronic Academic Library.

How to Renew a PASCAL Book

PASCAL loans have one 6 week renewal. To renew your PASCAL item, log in to your My Library Account using your current CofC credentials to review and renew your PASCAL and CofC library items. PASCAL books can be renewed for 6 weeks from the date you initiate the renewal. 

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