PASCAL Delivers is a FREE, rapid delivery interlibrary loan (ILL) service for print books and digitized copies of journal articles and book chapters.
1. Sign in to OneSearch with your AU account.
2. Use OneSearch to check if Thrift Library owns the item(s) you need.
3. If you cannot find the item(s), enable "Expand My Results" under the "Refine my results" menu.
4. Open the record for the item you would like to request and click the "Request via PASCAL Delivers" button. Digital items will be emailed to your AU email account. Print books can be picked up from and returned to any participating PASCAL library - a list of options is located on the PASCAL Delivers Request Form. If the "Request via PASCAL Delivers" button does not work or OneSearch appears to be down, you may request your item(s) via the backup Interlibrary Loan Form. If the form doesn't load, please close the window and click on the Interlibrary Loan Form link a second time.
5. Items arrive at Thrift Library within a few days and check out for 6-weeks with a 6-week renewal. Items can be renewed by signing in to OneSearch.
The Anderson Main Library is located just one mile from the Anderson University main campus. All Anderson County residents, including residential AU students, are eligible for and encouraged to apply for a free library card to use both the physical resources located at the library and its many digital resources such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, streaming media, and databases. The Anderson Main Library also has conference and meeting rooms available for reservation.
The Anderson County Library System participates in the SCLENDS program, which is a robust interlibrary loan system through which you can request items from a consortium of 20 South Carolina county libraries and the State Library and have them delivered to the Anderson Main Library or another library location within the SCLENDS system.
All South Carolina permanent residents are eligible and encouraged to apply for a State Library card. This will enable you to access the physical resources located at the state library in Columbia and many unique online databases on South Carolina's history and government.
For AU students residing outside of South Carolina, we encourage you to explore the following options in your local area:
AU participates in the Atla* Reciprocal Borrowing Program. All AU faculty, students, and staff have reciprocal access to the physical collections of participating libraries (map). To utilize this service, you must:
*Atla = American Theological Library Association
AU participates in the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) Reciprocal Borrowing Program. All AU faculty, students, and staff have reciprocal access to the physical collections of participating Christian academic libraries.