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USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5620

Circulation Policy


Students

Student ID
An official University photo ID card is required to check out materials at the USC Upstate Library. ID cards may be obtained at the bookstore in the Health Education Complex.

Books
There is no limit to the number of books a USC Upstate student may check out. Books are loaned for three (3) weeks. Library fines must be paid and overdue materials returned before additional items may be checked out.

Audio-Visual Material
Audio-visual materials include videos, CD's, filmstrips, audio cassettes, and slides. There is no limit to the number of A/V items a USC Upstate student may check out. A/V items are loaned for seven (7) days with no renewals. Library fines must be paid and overdue materials returned before additional items may be checked out. The Library provides viewing equipment.

Renewal Policy
A borrower may request a renewal at the Library by presenting the book(s) and Library card at the Circulation Desk. The renewal period is three (3) weeks. One online renewal is permitted for books that are not overdue. Please use the following link to access your account: http://libcat.csd.sc.edu/patroninfo.

Fines
The fine for overdue books is $0.25 per day per book. There is a seven (7) day grace period so that books returned one (1) to seven (7) days overdue have no fine. Books returned eight (8) days overdue have accrued a $2.00 fine (8 days x $0.25). There is no grace period for audio-visual items, reserve items, and interlibrary loan items. The fine for audio-visuals is $1.00 per day. The fine for reserves is $5.00 per day. The fine for interlibrary loan and PASCAL Delivers is $1.00 per day.

Other Library Materials
Reference books, periodicals, and archival material are not eligible for checkout. The Library provides photocopy machines. Copies cost ten (10) cents per page.

Holds
The Library is able to hold most materials for a period of three days, which allows time for a University photo ID to be obtained or Library fines to be paid. 

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Faculty/Staff

Books
- For faculty, books are loaned for 120 days and can be renewed twice.
- For staff, books are loaned for three (3) weeks and can be renewed twice.

Videos and Music CD's
One week circulation.

Reference Materials
Reference materials may not be checked out.

Periodicals
Loose issues and bound periodicals may not be checked out.

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All Other Patrons & Community Borrowers

Library Card
Community borrowers include high school students, other non-USC Upstate college students, attendees of special programs held on the USC Upstate campus, and members of the Upstate community. Borrowers must be at least 16 years of age and present a valid picture ID bearing the current address.The non-refundable fee for a card is $25.00 annually. The card is valid for one year provided that the account remains in good standing. Cards are not transferable from one person to another. The Library reserves the right to deny borrowing privileges to those lacking proper identification.

Books
Community borrowers may checkout three (3) books at a time. Library cards must be presented at the time of checkout. The loan period for books is three (3) weeks. Library fines must be paid and overdue materials returned before additional books may be checked out.

Audio-Visual Material
Audio-visual materials include videos, CDs, filmstrips, audiocassettes, and slides. A/V items are not eligible for checkout to Community Borrowers. However, Community Borrowers may use the viewing equipment provided within the Library.

Reserve Material
Use of reserve materials is limited to current USC Upstate faculty, staff and students.

Renewal Policy
A borrower may request a renewal at the Library by presenting the book(s) and Library card at the Circulation Desk. The renewal period is three (3) weeks. Some items may not be eligible for renewal. If that is the case, you will be notified and the book(s) must be returned.

Fines
The fine for overdue books is $0.25 per day per book. There is a three (3) day grace period so that books returned one (1) to three (3) days overdue have no fine. Books returned four (4) days overdue have accrued a $1.00 fine (4 days x $0.25).

Other Library Materials
Reference books, periodicals, and archival material are not eligible for checkout. The Library provides photocopy machines. Copies cost ten (10) cents per page.

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