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Library Services for Faculty

Learn about Library Services that are available for both on campus & extended campus Faculty.

Ask-A-Librarian Services

Thinking figure with question markLibrarians are available to answer research questions in-person and through our Ask-A-Librarian Services, which include email (, phone (864-488-4612), chat (see chat box), & text (864-469-2477).

Questions are answered within 24 hours, but are usually answered sooner. Additionally, the library keeps a question bank with real questions asked by patrons and answered by librarians for quick reference. 


Weekly Chat Hours:

 Librarians are available on chat:

Monday - Thursday:  9:00am-5:00pm & 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Sundays:  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

*A Librarian may be available during the day on chat, but those hours vary week-to-week. 


One-on-One Research Appointments:

Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian to receive individual assistance and instruction on library research. Appointments are scheduled Monday - Friday. The Librarians will do their best to accommodate preferred time/date for appointment. Appointments usually last 30 minutes or less depending on research needs.    

Appointments can be in-person or over the phone and online for our distance students. To schedule an appointment, fill out the Instruction Request Form or contact the library at 

Chat with a Librarian!

If you are experiencing problems with our guides and databases, please contact ProfessorJanet S. Ward,, Assistant Director of the Library and Web Services Librarian.