Circulation Services

Library Hours

Library Spring 2020 Hours


January 1, 2020 – CLOSED


January 2-3, 2020

Thursday – Friday                            8:00AM-5:00PM


January 4-5, 2020 – CLOSED


January 6, 2020 – January 19, 2020

Monday – Friday                              8:00AM-6:00PM

Saturday                                           11:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday                                              1:00PM – 5:00PM


Monday, January 20, 2020 – CLOSED – MLK Day


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – January 31, 2020

Monday – Friday                              8:00AM-6:00PM

Saturday                                           11:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday                                               1:00PM-5:00PM


February 1, 2020 – March 5, 2020

Monday – Friday                             8:00AM-6:00PM

Saturday                                          CLOSED

Sunday                                             1:00PM-5:00PM


March 6, 2020 – March 15, 2020 (Spring Break March 7-15)

Monday – Friday                             8:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday                                          CLOSED

Sunday  (March 8th)                      CLOSED

Sunday  (March 15th)                    1:00PM-5:00PM

Monday, March 16, 2020- March 31, 2020
24/7 access available to all SOM students, faculty and staff.


April 1, 2020- until further notice
24/7 access unavailable to SOM students, faculty and staff due to City of Columbia Stay Home Stay Safe ordinance


The general public is welcome to use School of Medicine Library resources onsite.  Borrowing privileges (in-person checkout) are extended to the following individuals:

• School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff
• School of Medicine alumni
• USC faculty, students, and staff
• South Carolina healthcare providers (documentation required)
• Center for Disability Resources (CDR) professionals or family members (NOTE: only CDR materials may be checked out)
• Medical residents or fellows (documentation required)
• SOM Library Circle of Friends members

NOTE: Materials must be checked out using the following online Self-Checkout Form.  Items will not be mailed unless ordered through Interlibrary Loan (there is a charge for this service).                                                                                                                                                                         

Attorneys, law offices, and general S.C. residents are not permitted to borrow materials. However, they may request books through Interlibrary Loan.

Materials that may be borrowed:

JOURNALS - for one day (date-to-date). No journal issue circulates for the first 30 days after receipt unless it is not the most recent issue, as in the case of weeklies.

BOOKS and CONTINUATIONS - for two weeks for most library customers.  School of Medicine faculty may check out books for 120 days.

RESERVE MATERIALS - overnight, from one hour before closing to one hour after opening the next day.


Journals, books, and continuations may be renewed if another person has not requested the material. Renewals are accepted by telephone (216-3200), in person, or by e-mail sent to

A "HOLD" may be placed on materials that are checked out.

When the material is returned to the library, the person placing the request will be notified and the material will remain at the circulation desk for three days from the date of notification. If the material is not checked out during this time, it will be returned to the collection.

Reserve Materials

The purpose of placing materials on reserve is to ensure availability. Any faculty member of the School of Medicine may place material on reserve each semester for student use. This should be done at least two weeks before the material is to be made available. Materials will be removed from reserve at the end of each semester unless otherwise specified.

Overdue Materials

1. Fines for overdue journals, books, and continuations: When library material is overdue, an overdue notice will be sent. If the material is not returned to the library within seven days from the date on the notice, a fine of $.25 a day will be charged and a second notice is sent. The maximum fine for any overdue item is $5.25 (this maximum fine does not apply to charges for "lost/damaged books").

2. Fines for reserve materials: $.25 per half hour.

3. Borrowers are responsible for the cost of replacement of any lost or damaged item.

4. A receipt will be given to the person paying a fine or the cost of lost material.

NOTE: Circulation policies apply equally to all users; privileges may be withdrawn upon failure to adhere to these policies.

Renew Materials

Renewals are accepted by telephone (216-3200), in person, or by e-mail sent to

Students, Faculty and Staff users can login to Find It @ UofSC Libraries (Primo) using their UofSC Network logins (i.e. Blackboard). These users can follow the below steps to renew their checked out items. 

Renewing via Find It @ UofSC Libraries

1. Select Sign in on the Find It @ UofSC Libraries home page.

Select Sign in


2. Select UofSC Students, Faculty and Staff.

Select UofSC Students, Faculty and Staff


3. Enter your University of South Carolina network username and password. (The same login you use for Blackboard.) Note: Your School of Medicine network credentials will not work with this system.

Enter your UofSC network username and password.














4. Click the drop-down menu next to your name then select My Loans.

Select My Loans


5. Select Renew next to the items you would like to renew.