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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

University Libraries

Course Materials Support

Send us your syllabus and we can create links in Blackboard for articles, streaming video, book chapters, ebooks and open educational resources. We can even consider purchasing new items to support your teaching.

Although the building is closed to the public, whenever possible the Libraries will provide access to materials electronically. We can either upload links to the Blackboard Content System or send via email. 

Content includes the following:

  • Online articles and book chapters
  • Streaming video
  • Electronic books

Please send us your requests by email at or call us at 803-777-3145.  We will be available Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.



Online Materials in Blackboard

Add scans or links to course readings in Blackboard's Content Collection. University Libraries will help address any copyright issues. Requests made at least 3 weeks before classes begin receive priority.



Print Materials


The library purchases textbooks for courses with more than 100 students. To see if the library has the textbook for your course, search by course number.

Other Materials

Ask for items to be on reserve at Circulation for the duration of the semester.

  • Library books from the collection
  • Personal copies from the instructor
  • Books not currently in the collection may be purchased (ebook preferred)

Either email or complete the form below. 

Request Form

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