College Resources

Interlibrary Loan

Piedmont Tech participates in two interlibrary loan programs that help students and employees request books or articles that are not available in our library collection. The following is a side-by-side explanation of the two programs:

 

PASCAL Delivers

OCLC Interlibrary Loans

Who can request?

Piedmont Tech students and employees with clear library records (no fines or lost books)

Piedmont Tech students and employees with clear library records (no fines or lost books)

What can I request?

Circulating books

Circulating books and article photocopies

How do I request?

PASCAL Delivers is an easy do-it-yourself service that is accessed online through Piedmont Tech's Library Catalog.
 
1. Search Piedmont Tech's Library Catalog first. No luck? Then, click the PASCAL Delivers image that appears in our catalog.

2. Search PASCAL's catalog. When you find a book that interests you, click “Request this Item.”

3. Select Piedmont Technical College from the college menu, enter your name and PTC ID number, and wait for a confirmation screen. We will call when the book arrives.

OCLC requests must be handled by a library staff member. Tell us about your request using our online request form or by contacting library circulation manager Mary Lou Wilde at (864) 941-8577.

What is the cost?

Free

Service is usually free; however, borrowers are responsible for fees that may be charged by lending libraries. We will contact you before placing a request that requires a fee.

How long does it take?

3-4 business days

Up to 2 weeks

How long can I keep the items?

6 weeks (no renewals)

Set by the lending library

From where do these items come?

Libraries at other South Carolina colleges and universities

Libraries located throughout the country

 
In addition to the interlibrary loan services described on this page, Piedmont Tech students and employees also have the option to visit certain libraries in person to borrow materials. For more information, read about Using Other Libraries