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USCL Faculty and Staff Resources: New Faculty and Staff Orientation

Library resources and services for the USCL Faculty and Staff.

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Lancaster Medford Library!

The Librarians and library staff are here to assist you. This page will give you an overview of some of the resources and services provided to you. We look forward to working with you. 

Library Mascot

Name:  Bob

Full Name: Rock'n Rude Bob

Pronouns: He/Him

Age: Age is just a number

Hobbies: Scaring the librarians :-), moving things in the library, hanging around



Need a space? Check out the different spaces available in the library. Click the link to make a reservation. 


How to Access Library Resources

User your network username (the first part of your university email before the @) and password to access library resources, including library catalog and Interlibrary Loan. 


Did you know you may have access to additional library resources? If you are teaching a Palmetto College class through Columbia you have access to the USC Columbia Thomas Cooper Library resources. 


- Make sure to use either a separate browser or a incognito browser to access Thomas Cooper Library resources. The login information is held in your cookies for a period of time so that you don't have to keep logging in to different resources from one library but will cause error messages if logging into a different library's resources. 

- Your students only have access to Thomas Cooper Library resources if they are taking a Palmetto College class through Columbia. Not sure if all of your students will have access to a resource? Check with Rebecca Freeman or McKenzie Lemhouse. 

- You only have one library account and it is through Medford Library. You will need to log into the library catalog through Medford Library's portal to access your library account. 

Need a resource for your classes and we don't have it? Contact Rebecca Freeman to make recommendations for resources (books, dvds, databases, etc.). You can also make recommendations online at Request Purchases for Books and Media

Lancer Scholar Square

Lancer Scholar Square is Medford Library's local scholarship repository. This repository is open to USCL faculty, staff, and students. Ephemeral scholarly materials are best suited to this local repository: poster sessions, presentation files, and the like. Click to submit your scholarship today

Check out what others have submitted to the repository - 


We LOVE working with other departments and faculty. Interested in collaborating with us on an event or program? Contact McKenzie Lemhouse. 

Need help?

Need help and we aren't online? 

Email -

Phone - 803-313-7060

Live Chat

Library Instruction

Click to make an appointment today. Virtual classes and online modules are also available. 

Medford Librarians can help with:

  • Introduction to library services
  • Locating specific resources
  • Research methods
  • Discipline-specific research
  • Citation and plagiarism concerns
  • Basic and advanced searching
  • Literature reviews
  • Supplementary learning technologies
  • and More! 

Columbia Resources

In addition to having access to Columbia electronic resources, you are also able to make use of some of their physical items. 

  • To access Thomas Cooper Library you must check in as a guest at the entrance.

  • You are able to check out a number of materials in person - check with Thomas Cooper Circulation for details

  • You are not able to reserve study room spaces at this time

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University of South Carolina Lancaster Medford Library, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720
Circulation Desk: 803.313.7060
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