Find Books, AV items, etc.
In the L. Mendel Rivers Library
CSU Library Online Catalog Search the catalog to locate books, journals, and audiovisual materials located in the L. Mendel Rivers Library. For assistance in learning how to search the CSU Online Catalog, watch these video tutorials
Monthly Lists of New Books, Videos, CDs, etc. Browse subject lists of new books and audiovisual materials added to the L. Mendel Rivers Library in the past year.
eBooks (Electronic Books Available In Full-Text Online)
EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 21,000 electronic books available in full text online. These titles may be searched in the library's catalog or directly in the EBSCO database. Formerly known as NetLibrary, titles in this collection cover all subject areas.
In Other Libraries
Current Charleston Southern University students, faculty, and staff who need books or periodical articles that the CSU library does not own may visit another library and may be eligible to check materials out of those libraries.
Current Charleston Southern University students, faculty, and staff may use the PASCAL Visiting Patron program which allows them to visit other academic libraries in the Charleston area or in South Carolina in person to borrow materials. This includes the libraries at the Citadel, College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, or Trident Technical College as well as most other academic libraries in South Carolina. Present your CSU ID card at the other library and use your CSU ID number to borrow materials throughout the state.
All current CSU students, regardless of where they live, may apply for a Charleston County Public Library card by showing their student ID card and proof of permanent home address. CSU faculty and staff must live in Charleston County to apply for a Charleston County Public Library card, or they may purchase a Non-Resident Card for a low annual fee. The Otranto Branch of the Charleston County Public Library is less than 2 miles from the CSU campus, located on Otranto Road behind the K-Mart on Rivers Ave.
Berkeley and Dorchester County Libraries, and other public libraries in South Carolina, will only issue library cards to students, faculty, and staff living in those counties.
If you choose not to visit these other libraries, CSU students, faculty, and staff may simply request that items be borrowed for them through InterLibrary Loan and the materials will be delivered to CSU's L. Mendel Rivers Library. To place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, see these InterLibrary Loan instructions.
PASCALCAT: The PASCAL Delivers Catalog is the combined catalog for all South Carolina academic libraries. See these instructions before searching Pascalcat.
The Citadel: Catalog Library Homepage College Homepage
College of Charleston: Catalog Library Homepage College Homepage
Medical University of South Carolina: Catalog Library Homepage College Homepage
Trident Technical College: Catalog Library Homepage College Homepage
Charleston County Public Library: Catalog Library Homepage
Berkeley County Public Library: Catalog Library Homepage
Dorchester County Public Library: Catalog Library Homepage
Other Libraries in South Carolina: SCIway Directory
Libraries in the United States: OCLC's Open WorldCat.org Library of Congress Z39.50 Directory