|Popular reading materials (books, audiobooks)||4 for 4 weeks|
|Juvenile books||4 weeks|
|Music CDs||28 days|
To find out if the library has a book, journal, CD, DVD, or other item, check the online catalog. Bring items for checkout to the Circulation Desk in Cooper Library or the Architecture Library. Up to twenty books may be checked out at one time.
You may bring materials to the Circulation Desk in Cooper Library or the Architecture Library for renewal, or just your Alumni card. It is not necessary to have your books with you to have them renewed! You can also renew your books online through "Your Library Account". Only one renewal per check out period allowed.
|Books||25¢ per item per day|
|Popular reading materials (books, audiobooks)||25¢ per item per day|
|Videos and DVDs||$1.00 per item per day|
|Music CDs||$1.00 per item per day|
You can pay library fines online with TigerStripe or credit cards, or by using your checking or savings account. You can pay in person by using your Tigerstripe card.
You will receive notification via email, if we have an email address on file. If not, you will receive notification of fines by mail. Please notify the library if your address changes by using the change of address form.
If you have questions about Cooper Library materials, fines or fees, please contact the Circulation desk at 864-656-1557. For questions involving Media fines please call the Media desk at 864-656-0402. You may also contact the Architecture desk at 864-656-3933 concerning Architecture Library materials.
If you lose or damage a library item, you will be billed the cost of the item ($75 average) plus the overdue fines (25¢ per day per item) and the processing fee ($25). You will receive a bill for any material that is 45 days overdue. If the item is found within six months, you will be reimbursed the fees but not any overdue fines.
In order to replace a lost or damaged item, you must purchase an item of the same edition or later. You must also pay any extra fees associated with the item (such as a binding fee if a paperback is substituted for a hard-bound) plus the processing fee and any applicable overdue fines. Popular reading audiobooks are treated as exceptions and cannot be replaced by patrons and will be ordered by the Library. If you have questions, please contact the Circulation Desk in Cooper Library (864) 656-1557 or the Architecture Library (864) 656-3393.
Outstanding bills are submitted to a collection agency. Additional fees or charges may be assessed.
The Confidential Library Records Act (South Carolina Code of Law 60-4-10) that was passed by the South Carolina Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 22, 1985 states that it is unlawful to disclose Library records "which by themselves or when examined with other public records would reveal the identity of the library patron checking out or requesting an item from the library or using other library services..."
However the records of library materials you borrow or use can be disclosed: