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New in the Library

Free eTextbooks - Summer 2022

Each semester the Thrift Library purchases eTextbooks for use by our students. Links are then shared with faculty for insertion into Canvas Courses.

Do we have your Textbook?

Library Calendar / Library Hours

 The library will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 this summer.


Study Guide, Flashcards, Practice Tests

Free Streaming Videos

       Available until 5/2023

Student Library Survey, 2021-2022 - Results

Congratulations to Lisa R. Cox, winner of the $25.00 Target grand prize and 14 more door prize winners. 

The 2021-22 Student Library Survey had the fourth highest score of the past thirty years. 

Which question do you think scored highest?

  • Librarians are knowledgeable and adept at finding information
  • Library facilities are clean and well maintained 
  • The library provides adequate space for quiet study.

No. it wasn't Library Hours are adequate for my needs. But, guess what private academic college/university in SC has the third longest weekly hours with 90.5? 

More about the Thrift Library's Collectons

Fiction, Poetry, DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books, Children's Books, Theatre Auditions, Science Fiction, Archival Yearbooks, Current Periodicals, eJournals, eBooks, Graphic Novels, Streaming Audio and Video, Images, Statistics, Recommended Web Pages.

Finding Copyright Free Art and Graphics for Your Presentation - ArtStor / Britannica ImageQuest / Credo Reference / Statista / Wiki Commons / Google Images / Dozens of Web Sites / Millions of Licensed and Copyright Free Images

Fish, from Britannica ImageQuest

Historical AU Publications Now Online - Yearbooks, Ivy Leaves, Photos

The Thrift Library is excited to announce the re-publication of hundreds of historical books, pamphlets, photos, etc. online in JSTOR.

FYI - While these have been available through the Internet Archives for more than a decade, they will be easier to discover in JSTOR.


Student Library Survey - Tell Us What You Think. Win a Prize. - Ends Wed. March 23.

We want to know what you think about the Thrift Library. Enter your name into a drawing for wonderful door prizes - $25 Target card, and vouchers for Chronicles Café (Smoothies, Specialty Coffees, Cookies, and Brownies.) We will also give away a variety of bling - travel mugs, usb drives and chargers, tote bags, and a collapsible laundry bag.

NEW - Citing Sources Power Point - APA - Chicago - MLA -Turabian - AMA

What is the most difficult part of a citation for an electronic resource?

The access statement.

Should it be a hyperlink, a permalink, or a DOI? Or should you leave it off entirely? Cite it Right! Find out how to cite electronic resources, how to find missing DOIs, and what to do if there is no DOI.

How Good Are the Thrift Library's Hours Compared to its Peers?

  • How does the Thrift Library determine its hours?
  • How good are the Thrift Library's Hours according to you?
  • How does the Thrift Library's hours compare to its peers?

OneSearch Gets New Research Feature

OneSearch has added a new research function. Now when you find a useful article, it will tell you which other sources are cited in the work and which sources cite the work.

All About Ebooks

The Thrift Library has six times as many eBooks as physical books.

You can find them in OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan / PASCAL Delivers - Two Ways to Borrow


With over 600,000 eBooks and 35,000 magazines and journals, you would think the Thrift Library has everything you need. But every year we borrow (and loan) over 500 items. If you need that special title, here is how to get it.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow books and articles from other libraries.
  • Use PASCAL Delivers to find and borrow 12 million books from South Carolina's college libraries.

Writer's Reference Center - Need Online Help Writing That Paper?

Martin Luther King Day

  Yes the library will be open on Martin Luther King Day. 10 - 10.

Dr Martin Luther King . [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.



Hours - Christmas Break and Tween Semester

Open Weekdays 8:30 - 4:30 - Dec. 6 - Dec. 21

Closed Dec. 7 - Jan. 2

Open Weekdays 8:30 - 4:30  - Jan. 3 - 7.

Regular Hours Start First Day of Class - January 10

Exam Hours Nov. 28 - Dec.3

With the majority of students taking exams online from home this semester, the library has shortened its hours for those students still on campus. 

Sunday, Nov. 28 - 3:00 - 10:00

Monday,, Nov. 29 - Thursday, Dec. 2 - 8:30 - 10:00

Friday, Dec. 3 - 8:30 - 7:00.

All Books Are Due at the End of the Semester - BUT - Christmas Break Reading is Available

All books are due at the end of the semester.

However, life goes on. If you need books over the break for school or simply for personal reading , you may check out materials now by special permission and then renew them up to three times – long enough to bring them back at the start of Fall semester.


Thanksgiving Break - Hours


Thanksgiving Hours

Close Tuesday, Nov. 23, 5:00 p.m

Reopen Sunday, Nov. 28, 3:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving card (colour litho). [Illustration]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

How to Study for Exams

Free eTextbooks - Spring 2022

Each semester the Thrift Library purchases eTextbooks for use by our students. Links are then shared with faculty for insertion into Canvas Courses.

Usually we are able to obtain one in ten. This semester we are providing one in four.

Do we have your Textbook? Look for a hyperlink in column X.

Pre-Exam Hours - Why Wait to Study - Open till 1 AM



15 extra hours. Come early. Stay late.

How does sitting with legs crossed impact our body?

Good Reading


Want to read a good book?

Watch a DVD or Streaming Video?

Listen to a CD?

Here are some recommendations.

Updated each month.

Go to the top of this guide and click on Good Reading

OpenAthens Single Sign On

Use your Anderson University email address and password to sign-in to library resources through OneSearch or on our list of Databases.

Thrift Library OneSearch        A to Z  Databases

Changes in PASCAL Delivers

PASCAL Delivers has been integrated into OneSearch. If you find a bibliographic record for a physical book held by another college library in SC, click "sign in" and enter your AU email address and password. Those credentials will allow you to request the physical book to be sent to AU within 3 to 5 days.

Return Anywhere, Pickup Anywhere, and Visiting Patron services will resume on Tuesday, October 19th!!   Please check with the college library that you wish to use just to make sure that they aren't still closed to outside guests due to Covid - 19 restrictions.

The courier has resumed 5-day delivery and pick up as of Tuesday, October 12th. Please continue to be patient as some institutions are still affected by Covid - 19 restrictions which can impact service times.


Fall Break Hours

Library App - Upgrade Coming!


Effective this Thursday, September, 30th, 2021, the Thrift Library App, also known as the Boopsie app, is being discontinued. As such, please know that the Library is working on transitioning to a much more modern, feature rich, exciting new mobile app.

If you are a Student or Faculty member who has the Thrift Library mobile app installed, we recommend that you keep it, as when the new App is available, the update will automatically be updated. If you delete the old app, no worries as you can simply go to the App store and download the new version by searching for the library's name.

We thank you for your patience as we are making this transition!

MLA Handbook Plus - On trial until Oct 20th

Changes in Study Rooms - Room 106 Expanded to 12 seats / Apple TV Added to Whitmire

Room 106 Whitmire Room - 2nd Floor
Seating for 12 Apple TV

Happy Hobbit Day

                            Hobbit Day is Sept 22. Do you know your Hobbits? Take this fun quiz.

PS - We have all the Tolkien books and all the DVDs. Don't have a DVD player? Check out an external DVD drive with its own USB cable.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Study Rooms Are Bigger and Better Than EVER!

Reservations periods are available once again for 3 hours.

Each room not only has a full compliment of chairs, but the chairs are now on wheels.

Even better, Room 106 (far right) now has two tables, and 12 chairs.

Free eTextbooks - Fall 2021

Each semester the Thrift Library purchases eTextbooks for use by our students. Links are then shared with faculty for insertion into Canvas Courses.

Do we have your Textbook?

Fall Semester Library Hours and Calendar

  • Sundays - 3:00 - Midnight
  • Mondays through Thursdays - 7:30 - Midnight
  • Fridays - 7:30 - 5:00
  • Saturdays - 11:00 - 5:00

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday - 8:30 - 4:30

Weekends - Closed