Circulation FAQ

Who can borrow from the Library?
MUSC faculty, students and staff. Members of the Charleston Academic Library Consortium and outside health professionals may borrow up to five books, but no journals.

How do I register with the Library?
All borrowers must register at the second or fourth floor service desks in the Library. MUSC patrons must present an MUSC ID card.
Charleston Academic Library Consortium must present a current institutional ID card. Health professionals must present proof of being a health professional.

Who is included in the Charleston Academic Library Consortium?
Faculty, students and staff from the College of Charleston, Trident Technical College, the Citadel, and Charleston Southern University.

How long may I check out Library materials?

Materials Loan Period Renewals Overdue Fines
Books 28 days 2 $ .25 per day
Theses 28 days 2 $ .25 per day
Dissertations 28 days 2 $ .25 per day
Pamphlets 28 days 2 $ .25 per day
Unbound Journals * 1 day 0 $1.00 per day
Bound Journals * 3 days 3 $ .25 per day
Bound Journals: pre-1970 * 3 days 3 $ .25 per day
AudioVisuals 7 days 1 $ .25 per day
Audio Digests 7 days 1 $ .25 per day
Reserves * 2 hours 0 $1.00 per hour
iPads * 7 days 0 $5.00 per day
Microsoft Surface * 6 hours 0 $10.00 per hour
ChromeBook * 6 hours 0 $10.00 per hour
Macbook Air * 6 hours 0 $10.00 per hour

* Journals, Reserves, and Digital-E items circulate to MUSC affiliated patrons only.

* Hourly items are in-library use only and must be returned 30 minutes prior to staff leaving, 8:30 pm on Sunday-Thursday; 5:30 pm on Friday.

Note: Saturdays and Sundays are included in the loan period.

How do I renew my library materials?
If you need materials for longer than the loan period, please renew on or before the due date. Renewals are granted unless the material has been requested by another patron. Renewals may be made by phone, or on the web.

Are there any exceptions to these borrowing privileges?
Books and journals may be checked out to carrels in the library for a period of one month by MUSC faculty and students. Books may be checked out to MUSC faculty for up to three months. They may be recalled if another patron requests them. Reference books, books published prior to 1921, indexes/abstracts, newspapers, and magazines do not circulate.

Where can I return library items?
You may return your library materials at either service desk on the second or fourth floor. If the library is closed, you may use the book drop located by the second floor elevators to return materials, or the outside book drop located on the Basic Sciences side of the Administration/Library building.

For more information about circulation services or policies, please call 792-2381.