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Library Services

 

Career Information: Anderson Library subscribes to the Coin Career Library and has purchased Discover software. These resources help students identify their interests, dislikes, strengths, or weaknesses and research possible career paths to follow.

Computer Services: We offer Web access, online searching, and various other electronic resources. SC Sumter faculty, staff, and students may use the Library's inner circle computer bank with their USC IDs prominently displayed. USC Alumni and Sumter County residents may use the computers near the front of the Library with a picture ID and their USC bar-coded Sumter County Public Library card prominently displayed. Central Carolina Technical College students also may use the computers near the front of the Library with a picture ID and their USC bar-coded CCTC student ID.

Copies: A microfilm/microfiche copier as well as a photocopier are available for your use at a cost of ten cents per page. A bill changer also is available.

Early Childhood/Elementary Educational Materials: We subscribe to PLATO Simulated Test System, an online service that helps students prepare for the PRAXIS. We have an extensive collection of children's fiction and non-fiction and are proud of our collection of Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King award winners. Many learning activity resources also are available.

Equipment Use: TVs, VCRs, cassette players, and overhead projectors are available for your use in the Library. Ask for them at the Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan (I.L.L.): USC Sumter faculty, staff, and students can request materials the Library does not own through I.L.L. We will try to obtain the materials for you through the USC System. Requests are made online via I.L.L. Express. If you have any questions, ask at the Circulation Desk for help.

Paperbacks: Mysteries, romances, science fiction, westerns, general fiction, and some non-fiction are located in the Reading Room and can be checked out.

Periodicals: Newspapers, magazines, and journals are available for your use in the Library.

Reserve Request: A book you need may be checked out to someone else, but you can ask that the book be reserved for you. On its return, you will be notified by telephone or email that the Library is holding the book for you.

Study Rooms: We have five private study rooms for your use. Each room will accommodate four to six students. These rooms can be "checked out" for two hours with an option to renew for another two hours if no one is waiting to use the room. We do expect the rooms to be kept in neat and clean condition.