Thomas Cooper Library Access

Located in the heart of campus, the Thomas Cooper Library is a place where you undoubtedly spent many late nights studying and having fun during your time as an undergraduate at South Carolina. Now, as alumni, Association Members can still get access to University Libraries in several ways!

Borrowing privileges

Members of the Alumni Association may check out five books at a time for four weeks. 

View the library's catalog here.

Active Members may also have up to three active requests in the Interlibrary Loan system at one time.

All eligible Alumni Association members must have a barcode affixed to their membership card at Thomas Cooper Library (picture ID required) before the card can be used. If you are an active Member, please sign in to this website and revisit this page for more information.

Online Access

As a Member of the Alumni Association, you will have exclusive online access to alumni versions of select databases. Once you join, please login and visit your "My Member Benefits" page on this website to get the login information. If you are unable to access the login information, please contact us and we will be glad to provide it to you!


Available Databases

EBSCO’s Alumni Edition, Academic Search
Designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides full text for nearly 2,400 journals as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 7,370 journals. Academic Search™ Alumni Edition offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

EBSCO’s Alumni Edition, Business Source
Also designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides nearly 1,350 full-text business magazines and journals, of which over 650 are peer-reviewed. Business Source® Alumni Edition includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more. Business Source Alumni Edition includes full-text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full-text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles and more.