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Thomas Cooper Library Benefit

Thomas Cooper Library

Located in the heart of campus, Thomas Cooper Library is the place where you undoubtedly spent several late nights during your time as an undergraduate at Carolina. Now, as alumni, My Carolina members still have access to the libraries in several ways.

Borrowing privileges

Members of My Carolina Alumni Association may check out five books at a time for four weeks. View the library's catalog here. Current members may also have up to three active requests in the Interlibrary Loan system at one time. All eligible My Carolina members must have their membership cards barcoded at Thomas Cooper Library (picture ID required) before the card can be used.

Online access

As My Carolina members, you have online access to alumni versions of select 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.

Logging in (exclusive to My Carolina members)

If you are already a member, thank you for your membership! Please do the following for access to online databases:

  • Log in to;
  • Refresh this page; and
  • View the login information that will appear at the bottom of this page.  

Members living in or visiting the Columbia area can access additional online resources within the Thomas Cooper Library on the Columbia campus with assistance from a reference librarian. For additional information, please contact the Thomas Cooper Library at (803) 777-3145.