Thrift Library’s collections are greatly enhanced by resource sharing and collaborative licensing of digital resources through its membership in the state’s academic library consortium, PASCAL (Partnership among South Carolina Academic Libraries). PASCAL Delivers provides broad access to more than 12 million items held by the 55 member libraries through a shared union catalog and FedEx service that enables delivery of physical books among the members within 2 to 3 days.
Traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services enable the borrowing of items from non-PASCAL-member libraries.
Thrift Library is also a beneficiary of the digital resources provided by the South Carolina Virtual Library, Discus.
Each of the aforementioned resources can be accessed via the Thrift Library’s integrated library system (ILS), A-Z list of databases, and list of journal titles, or by OneSearch, a search engine that searches all of the library’s holdings and interlibrary loan options.
Reciprocal Borrowing agreements enable AU users working at a distance to access the physical collections of participating libraries in their area.
Thrift Library also partners with the Anderson County Library System, whose main library is located just over one mile from the Anderson University main campus. All Anderson University residential students are eligible for and encouraged to obtain and use a public library card to access the library’s 300,000+ physical and digital books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs, and over 2.75 million more items through the SCLENDS consortium.