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OpenAthens Introduction


As part of a PASCAL consortium initiative, the USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library moved to the OpenAthens authentication platform.  OpenAthens allows USC Aiken affiliates to be verified for access to library resources both on and off campus.  You will now use this method to access Interlibrary Loan, PASCAL Delivers and library databases.

Benefits of OpenAthens:

  • You will now login with your USC Aiken network credentials instead of the UofSC system credentials.
  • Multiple ways to access resources including the library catalog, library database list, and the direct database access.
  • Better resource statistics which will allow the library to make more informed acquisitions decisions. 

You will be required to authenticate on campus as well as off campus for most library resources.

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