Off Campus Access
1. To access individual Online Research Databases or e-Book Collections, you'll be prompted to enter your SMC username and password. This is the same username and password you use to access SMC email or to login to computers at SMC. For the username you only need to enter the first part of the email address (example: smithjd19).
2. For any electronic resources listed within the ONE SEARCH, you'll be prompted to enter your full SMC email address and password.
What if I'm an online student? Online (distance education) students may request Print books (owned by SMC) found in ONE SEARCH. These books will be mailed to the student's address free of charge (return postage will be included). Email email@example.com with the following information: name, address, phone number, title of the book, call number.
What if the SMC Library doesn't have the book I'm looking for? Search the collections of college and university libraries across the state with PASCAL Delivers! PASCAL Delivers is now searchable via or new ONE SEARCH system. SMC students, faculty, and staff may request books from other SC college and university libraries and have them delivered within a few business days. You can request up to 50 books at a time with a checkout period of 6 weeks. PASCAL also offers the following:
- Pick Up Anywhere: choose to have your items send to another participating library if that is more convenient for you. For example, are you a distance education student that lives closer to College of Charleston? No problem! Request your items through PASCAL Delivers and just select College of Charleston as your pick up location.
- Visiting Patron: You can also go in-person to visit another PASCAL Delivers library and check out the book yourself using the Visiting Patron service. Note that Visiting Patron checkouts have different limits; in-person patrons are limited to three items and the checkout period for these items is three weeks with one additional three week renewal allowed. You will need to present a picture ID and know your student ID number.
If you need help with off campus access, please contact us: