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Finding Books


How do I find out what books are in the library? 

Search the new ONE SEARCH!

One search provides one-stop searching for books, eBooks, journal articles, DVDS and more.  

Sign in using your SMC email address & password in order to:

  • Renew items
  • Request books from other South Carolina libraries (PASCAL Delivers)
  • Save searches and lists of items



How do I figure out where a book or DVD is on the shelf?  A call number is used to identify the exact location of an item on the shelf.  

  • Items with call number beginning with A-Z are located in the general circulating collection on the 2nd floor.
  • New books, reference book, DVDs, and popular fiction are located on the main floor of the library.

You may also want to browse these general call number areas on the 2nd floor of the library:

BJ1-1725  Ethics

BL1-2790  Religions.  Mythology.  Rationalism

BM1-990  Judaism

BP1-610  Islam.  Bahai Faith.  Theosophy, etc.

BQ1-9800  Buddhism

BR1-1725  Christianity

BS1-2970  The Bible

BT10-1480  Doctrinal Theology

BV1-5099  Practical Theology

BX1-9999  Christian Denominations

For a more specific outline of call number areas, click here.



Requesting Books


What if I'm an online student?  Online (distance education) students may request Print books (owned by SMC) found in ONE SEARCHThese books will be mailed to the student's address free of charge (return postage will be included). Email 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. 

Interlibrary Loan

Need something that is not available in our library or in PASCAL?  Try interlibrary Loan (ILL).