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PASCAL is the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries

Serving over 230,000 students at 55 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 53 institutions; 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. 

Programs & Initiatives

  • Core electronic resources, including thousands of academic journals covering all disciplines and over 300,000 academic e-books. PASCAL also offers its members opt-in electronic resources from over a dozen vendors in the academic marketplace.
  • PASCAL Delivers, a rapid resource sharing service, that provides access to over 12 million print items housed in academic libraries around the state, as well as digitized copies of articles and chapters from those items
  • Shared Systems PASCAL provides mission-critical technology resources and support, enabling access and discovery for students, faculty and staff at fifty-three member institutions.
  • South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE), a statewide initiative that supports members' efforts to reduce student costs through the use of quality low-cost and no-cost learning materials.
  • Common Collections; PASCAL works with member libraries to maintain a robust statewide academic collection that supports the teaching and research endeavors of faculty, staff, and students.
The Statewide Electronic Library for Higher Education is coordinated by PASCAL, its members and other partners. Funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, PASCAL member libraries, and grants.
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