Serving over 220,000 students at 57 colleges and universities, we’re committed to providing timely and universal access to information resources and library services to all students, faculty and staff in the South Carolina higher education community. PASCAL supports higher education in South Carolina through multiple programs including a Shared Library Services Platform for 55 member libraries; statewide rapid print-delivery service; core electronic resources, including a robust shared e-book program. In addition to our key programs, PASCAL provides training and support to member libraries and seeks to foster greater collaboration within the South Carolina academic library community.
Additional projects and initiatives:
PASCAL levels the playing field for students and faculty at all member institutions and provides a higher level of academic content and services at a dramatically lower cost than individual libraries could provide on their own. Leveraging collective licensing and purchasing power enhances the scope of collections while driving costs down and reducing duplication.
Since 2004, PASCAL’s statewide electronic library programs have generated over $166 million in cost-avoidance for member libraries.
Annual snapshot (FY2020-21):