You can use the library, computers and the online library resources on-campus without having an ID. However, you will need a valid student ID:
How do I access the databases and other online resources from off campus?
You will need a username and password for off campus access. This information is posted in Wolf Den - just look for Library Off-Campus Access after login. You may also call the library: (803) 321-5229 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for this information.
What if I am not sure what I need or how to find it?
Just Ask Us! We are here to help you with your library research needs.
How do I find find what books are in the library?
To find a book, ebook, DVD or other library material, select the FIND BOOKS tab on the library homepage. You can search the Wessels Library catalog by keyword as well as title, author, subject, ISBN, series or call number. For each item included in the Search Results, the catalog displays the availability, the call number and the physical location within the library.
eBooks retrieved by your search have a slightly different look in the library catalog. For an eBook, you may see something like this:
by Freedgood, Elaine | NetLibrary, Inc.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
Online access: CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT
Availability: Items available for loan: WESSELS LIBRARY (1).
Location(s): Online PR788 .M37 F74 2006 EB.
Use the CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT link to read your selected eBook anywhere, any time.
FYI - You may need a username and password to read the eBooks from off-campus. See the Getting Started tab.
How do I figure out where a book or DVD is on the shelf?
A call number is used to identify the exact location of an item on the shelf. In this library, our call numbers use a mix of letters and numbers. The letters indicate the subject area. For example, call numbers beginning with an E are for books about United States history. Reference books include "REF" before the call number to indicate its item type and location within the library.
The following applies to most of our collection:
New books, reference books, DVDs, childrens's books, and popular fiction are located on the main floor of the library.
There are several ways you can find the appropriate articles for your assignments. The best way is to utilize the library’s databases which include articles from magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers. You can easily limit your search to full-text academic or scholarly journals within each database.
From the Databases tab on the homepage.