James H. Thomason Library

 

PASCAL Delivers Quick Facts

A statewide electronic library catalog and book delivery system from PASCAL - Partnership Among SC Academic Libraries

 

PASCAL Delivers is South Carolina's virtual academic library which enables current students, faculty, and staff at 58 South Carolina colleges and universities to request and receive books at their home institution in just a few business days at no charge to the borrower. The statewide catalog now contains 9 million titles and is growing every day.

 

Request books directly from the PASCAL Catalog.

 

PASCAL Searching/Ordering Tips:

  Care should be taken while searching to choose requestable items - BOOKS. The catalog includes books as well as sound and video recordings, reference materials and special editions that do not circulate.   Care should be taken to choose the correct edition of a book. Numerous editions of a book have been included from libraries across the state and many editions have unique records in PASCAL's catalog.  

 

After clicking on the title of an item, you can click on "Display holdings of PASCAL libraries." This link will show all libraries that own the item and where available copies are located. If there are no available copies of the edition you selected, you can return to your search results and choose a different edition or a different catalog record for the book, if available.

In most cases, there's no need for the borrower to choose a library, as the system will automatically select the lender. An exception would be in catalog records for a multi-volume work; in this case the borrower would select a specific volume and location.

After clicking on "Request this item," current students, faculty, and staff are asked to choose their institution (Presbyterian College) from a pull-down menu, then are prompted for name and barcode # (include all 10 digits on the back of your PC ID card). After submitting a request, searching/ordering can be resumed.

Borrowers may have up to 25 requests at one time. Requests include borrowed books already received and any books in transit to or from a lending institution.

PASCAL Delivers uses a courier service allowing delivery within 3-4 days (Monday through Friday). Borrowers will be notified by e-mail when the books arrive. Loans are to be picked up and checked-out at the Library Circulation Desk.

The loan period is six weeks, with one renewal (3 week renewal period) allowed.  Book loans should be returned to the Library Circulation Desk for return to the lending institution.

 

Renewals can be requested online by logging into your library record in Thomcat, the Thomason Library catalog. Click on the link to "MY LIBRARY RECORD," located in the upper right of the screen, or click here for the link. Be sure to request renewals no sooner than 3 days prior to the due date to recieve the full three week renewal period. Renewals should not be requested once the book is past due.

Overdue books result in system generated e-mail notices sent to your PC e-mail account. After three overdue notices, a bill for $100 will be sent. This amount includes a $75 replacement fee with $25 for handling. Please notify the Library Circulation Desk if a PASCAL loan is lost.

Funding Sources: The Statewide Electronic Academic Library has been funded through a combination of state funds, member library dues, and federal grants.

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