Public Access

The Jackson Library serves as an information resource for the Greenwood region as well as for the Lander community. The library offers access to print and electronic resources, including full-text periodical databases, such as Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile and Lexis-Nexis.

The Web-based online catalog provides access to the library’s collection of 276,000 items in book, periodical, microform and other formats. The collection includes a variety of government documents, as the library serves as a partial federal documents depository, and a full state documents depository. To search the catalog, click on the “online catalog” link on the library’s homepage (or click here to search  now).

The general public is encouraged to utilize the library’s resources. No borrowers card is required for the use of resources in the building, though our computers are generally reserved for use by Lander students, faculty, and staff.  Computer access for the general public is available on a limited basis after consultation with a reference librarian.In order to check out books, patrons must present a Lander borrower’s card. Individuals not associated with Lander can pay a $5 fee for a visitor’s card, which will allow a limit of three books to be checked out at any time. Lander alumni and teachers in the GLEAMNS area (Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, & Saluda counties) can receive a complementary borrower’s card.

During fall and spring semesters, the Library is open from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Librarians are generally available for assistance 7:30am-6:30pm on Monday, 7:30am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, and 7:30am-5:00pm on Fridays.; Refer to the “Hours” link in the navigation for this page for holiday and summer school hours.