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Student Worker Handbook: PASCAL/ILL

What you need to know to excel as a library assistant

PASCAL Delivers

PASCAL Delivers is a state-wide book delivery system.  Students request books through OneSearch, and they are delivered here free of charge.

Procedures

PASCAL books need to be checked in and out of the circulation system, just like our books.  When a patron comes to pick up a book:

  • Scan his or her ID card.
  • Select the lending institution.
  • Scan or type in the barcode number located on the item.
  • Write the due date on the PASCAL label.
  • PASCAL books may be renewed once for a period of 3 weeks (initial loan period is 6 weeks).

Courier

If you are on duty when the courier comes, hand him any outgoing PASCAL bags and receive the incoming bags.  Sign as requested.  Take incoming PASCAL bags to Joni Addis for processing.  The courier comes 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For more information about PASCAL (Partnership Among SC Academic Libraries), visit their website.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is used to obtain items not available through PASCAL Delivers.  This service generally takes longer because items must be mailed from out-of-state.  Articles are usually delivered electronically and usually arrive within 1 to 3 days.

Procedures

ILL items do NOT need to be checked out to the patron.  We track ILL books in a separate system, so all they need to do is pick up the item.  If a patron would like to request a renewal on an ILL item, direct him/her to contact Joni Addis.  Renewals must be requested through the lending institution.

Questions regarding ILL should be directed to Joni Addis. Returned ILL materials go directly to her office.

For additional information on ILL services, visit the ILL LibGuide.