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Counseling Center : Books

Finding and Borrowing Books

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Three Options for Borrowing Books

The Furman University Libraries have over 1 million physical and electronic books in our collection. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re a member of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) which means you can search for and request books from any academic library in the state. If you’re still unable to locate the book you want, we can also request it through interlibrary loan! Click the tabs above for details on how to access Furman Libraries' Books, PASCAL, and Interlibrary Loan.

Simple Search

You can conduct a simple search on the Furman University Libraries homepage for keywords, title, or author.

Advanced Search

You can access the advanced search through the link here or the link under the catalog search bar on the Furman University Libraries homepage. Advanced search offers several options including subject, author, title, ISBN, and ISSN. It also supports the use of Boolean operators, wildcards, phrase searching, and parenthetical grouping. Once you’ve conducted a search you are able to use facets to further narrow down the results. Searching tips are available below the advanced search input area.

 

Method One

  1. Click “Advanced Search” from Furman University Libraries homepage
  2. Select the “PASCAL Delivers” radio button option at the top of the search area
  3. Choose your search parameters and press the "Search" button
  4. Click “Check for availability” on the item you want to request
  5. If you’re signed in skip to the next step. If you’re not signed in, then click the “sign in” button in the yellow bar in the “How to get it” section, and complete the sign in process.
  6. Next click the blue “Request via PASCAL Delivers” button.
  7. Click “Send Request” at the bottom of the PASCAL Delivers Request form.

Method Two

  1. Search for the title or author from the Furman University Libraries homepage catalog search widget 
  2. Once the results appear click the drop down menu in the search bar and swap it to “PASCAL Delivers” and then press the magnifying button to search again.
  3. Click “Check for availability” on the item you want to request
  4. If you’re signed in skip to the next step. If you’re not signed in, then click the “sign in” button in the yellow bar in the “How to get it” section, and complete the sign in process.
  5. Next click the blue “Request via PASCAL Delivers” button.
  6. Click “Send Request” at the bottom of the PASCAL Delivers Request form.

NOTE: You must have a an ILLiad account in order to request materials through ILL or for Scan and Deliver. Create an ILLiad account (opens in new tab) and then return to follow the direction below to place a interlibrary loan request.

  1. Search for book in WorldCat Discovery (opens in new tab)
  2. Click on the title you want in order to open the item record
  3. Click the blue “Request Item through Interlibrary Loan” button
  4. Make sure item information is correct
  5. Click “Submit Request”

 

Library Outreach Assistant

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