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Guest Usage: Visiting

Welcome to the Jackson Library

The following users have on-site access to the Jackson Library. Please be prepared to show valid ID if requested by Jackson Library staff.

  • Lander University Students (currently enrolled)
  • Lander University Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, Emeritus Faculty and Retirees
  • Spouses and children of Lander faculty and staff
    (Minors must remain in the company of their Lander University affiliate)
  • Students and faculty of any PASCAL member institution (Valid home institution ID plus photo ID required)
  • Lander University Alumni (All Lander graduates and former students who completed at least 30 semester hours at Lander are part of the Lander Alumni Association)
  • GLEAMNS (Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda) area educators and students (including homeschoolers). Minors should remain in the company of an adult
  • Federal and State Depository Library visitors
  • Other visitors should stop by our service desk to speak with Library staff about your information need

Location and parking

Where to find us on campus 
Refer to building #5 on this campus map.
From off-campus, we are located on the edge of campus at the intersection of West Sproles Avenue and Lawson Street. Our front entrance faces the main plaza of campus where the Learning Center and the Cultural Center are located.


For visitor parking on campus, please visit the Campus Map & Directions which provides you with information about obtaining a visitor's parking permit and a map of the campus, including parking lots. 

Accessible entrances

If you are coming from the main plaza If you are coming from the accessibility parking or visitors' parking in Lot 1

Facing the library's front entrance, take the ramp on the right side of the steps.

Ramp to front entrance

Then use the first door on your right. Activate the switch to operate the automatic door.

Switch-activated automatic door

Enter the lower level of the building through the entrance to Information Technology Services (ITS). Activate the switch to operate the automatic door.

Go past the ITS service desk and turn left. The elevator is located back next to the wooden double doors.

ITS service desk with elevator behind it

Take the elevator up to the second floor, then take a left to enter the library's main reading room.


Library Service Desk

Check-in at our service desk when arriving at the Library

Obtaining a Library card

Guest Library card holders may borrow up to ten (10) books at a time for a loan period of up to one academic semester.

Guest Library cards are available free of charge to the following groups and must be renewed annually (be prepared to show valid ID):

  • Lander University Faculty Emeritus
  • Alumni of Lander
  • GLEAMNS area faculty, staff, and students (including homeschoolers)
  • PASCAL consortium faculty, staff, and students
  • Spouses and children of Lander faculty and staff

Other interested patrons may apply for a library card for a fee of $25.00.   The cost for senior citizens is $5.00.

Please report lost or stolen cards to the Library. Borrower's cards may be used only by the person named on the account. A valid photo ID must be presented when using a borrower’s card.


Computer use

The Library has one desktop computer available for use by guests who are not currently employed by or enrolled at the university. It is available for a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per day.  If you require more time, see one of our librarians to discuss your information need.

Upon arrival to the Library, please stop at our main service desk located on the primary entrance level of the Library (Starbucks level) so that staff can sign you into our guest book and assist with computer log-on. Be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

B/W printing

B/W printing is available for a fee of ten cents ($0.10) per page.   Prints can be picked up and paid for at the service desk.  Please bring exact or small change. 


Access to other resources and services

Library research databases are licensed for currently enrolled students as well as current Lander employees.   In-person guests who need research assistance should speak with a librarian. 

There are small study and conference rooms located throughout the Library.   These are on a reservation system and are in high demand by Lander students, therefore we ask guests to refrain from sitting in these rooms during peak usage periods (when classes are in session and especially exam periods).

The interlibrary loan service is for current students and employees of the university.