To access the library's electronic resources, including databases, you will log in with your Lander username and password. If you are having trouble accessing our databases, and you are on campus, please check your internet connection and make sure you are connected to the “Bearcat Wireless” network. Our databases cannot be accessed through the “Bearcat Guest” network.
If this does not resolve the problem, try opening the database in a different internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.). Some databases have browser-specific connectivity requirements.
If you are trying to open the full text of an article in Bearcat Search, you can access it from the search results or record page. Locate the link that says “Available Online” in the search results. Selecting this will move you to the View Online section of the record page. Bearcat Search will then provide you with electronic resources/databases that have full text availability of the article you need. Select one of the databases suggested, and then look for an icon that shows PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. Depending on the database, this information could be found on the left side of your screen, along the top of the page, or by simply clicking the title of the article.
If the search results do not show “Available Online” or give you the option to access the article in a specific database, you have found an article to which you do not have immediate access. You can request the article's full text, which is free of charge to you, and the article only takes a few days to arrive to you via email.
Books with the location “Special Collection” in the catalog record are available for viewing by appointment during normal business hours. These materials are not available for checkout. Please submit the form to schedule an appointment.
In addition to books, we have CD and DVD collections, as well as archive items that have a connection to Lander University, the state or local surrounding area. We are unable to accept gifts with stipulations. You can donate monetary gifts to the Lander Foundation by specifying the Library foundation account. Please visit Donating Materials for more information.
Please submit the Research Request Form to receive assistance with your request. Depending on the complexity or timing of the request, please allow 3-5 business days for handling. Please note that Lander's entire collection of yearbooks (from 1923-1991) have been digitized and can be found on the South Carolina Digital Library's website.
Jackson Library has current editions of all citation manuals available for ready reference at the front service desk against the wall. Visit Citation Resources to find all of our print and digital citation resources available. You can also sign up for an appointment with Lander’s Writing Center, which provides free writing assistance for all students, including all of the citation styles.
You can check the request status by signing into Bearcat Search. Select the Requests tab. Then, in the All Institutions filter in the top left corner, select Has Activity. Any institutions with active requests will appear in your list of requests.
You can find out what is available in our archives by visiting Archives and searching the finding aid (an inventory of all the items within the collection). Click on the Lander University Archives Finding Aid.
This item is part of our small print collection of government documents for both the US and South Carolina. The materials are available anytime the library is open, but they are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out. If you need assistance with the collection, a member of our staff can help you. For 24/7 digital access, please visit Government Information.