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How do I pay for printing or copying at the library?

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CSU Students who are currently enrolled in classes can log in to print from any computer in the library or at the copier with their CSU ID number.  Cost of printing is $0.05/page for black and white, and $0.25/page for color.  

Anyone not enrolled in classes must ask for help with printing or copying at the reference desk on the main floor of the library.  Cost is $0.10/page for black and white, and $0.25 for color.

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Do I have access to online resources from off campus?

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Yes.  The CSU Library’s web page provides access to the Online Catalog and to other electronic resources, which include more than 100,000 e-books and thousands of online journal titles located in nearly 200 databases.  Database access from on campus is by IP recognition – no usernames or passwords are required.  From off-campus, you will be prompted for a username (your first initial and last name in one string) and a password (your CSU ID number).
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Do I have checkout privileges at other libraries?

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Yes.  CSU is a member of PASCAL, the statewide academic consortium, which provides checkout privileges at most of the college and university libraries in the state.  You may request books directly from other South Carolina academic libraries through the online union catalog at PASCAL Delivers.  Books are delivered to campus five days a week by a statewide courier service and may be picked up at the CSU Library.  You also have walk-in checkout privileges, using your CSU student ID card, at the PASCAL member libraries in the state, including the local academic libraries:  The Citadel, College of Charleston, Trident Technical College, and the Medical University of South Carolina.  You may designate another member library as your pick-up point through the PASCAL Delivers web page.  Articles that are not available through CSU’s online databases cannot be requested through PASCAL Delivers but require the submission of an Interlibrary Loan request form.  

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How do I checkout materials from the library?

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Students, faculty, and staff must present a current CSU ID card and have an active borrower record in the campus database.  Please do not allow others to checkout items in your name.  Fines are imposed for overdue, lost, or damaged materials.  Further information about cheking out library materials is availible on out website.

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When is the library open?

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The library's current hours are always available on the library's webpage.
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Does the library have my textbook?

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No.  In the event that a textbook shipment is short or delayed, faculty members may place a copy on reserve at the Circulation Desk until the order is filled.  The Learning Center at Charleston Southern has a limited number of textbooks for core courses.

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Does the library provide space for study groups?

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Yes.  Group study rooms are available for CSU student use only.  They may be checked out in two-hour blocks of time and may be renewed once if no one is waiting.  Room capacity varies from two to six.  Individuals may not use study rooms.  To see if a room is available click here. NOTE:  Rooms are not sound-proof.

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How do I access the wireless network in the library?

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To access the wireless network on campus, follow the on screen instructions that appear in your browser when you first connect to the network.  Vistors to campus should ask a library staff member for help accessing the network.  If you have a problem with the wirelss network, please contact Administrative Services.

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