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Access to DISCUS  from your Home and Office Computers
(Password and user name are available to all registered borrowers at your nearest library location)
 Read descriptions of DISCUS databases on each product's opening page.

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Full Selection of
Gale Group/InfoTrac Reference Databases

Britannica Online

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Enciclopedia Juvenil logo
Enciclopedia Juvenil
(Spanish Encyclopedia for younger users)

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SIRS Knowledge Source
and SIRS Discoverer
(For younger users)

Requires a username/customer number and password. All Beaufort County Public Library cardholders may access the DISCUS databases free of charge.

Who Can Access 

All holders of Beaufort County Public Library borrower's cards may access the DISCUS databases free of charge. Instruction sheets are available at all locations of the Beaufort County Public Library System.

All other users may access DISCUS from the Library's public-access Internet computers. Click here to read the Beaufort County Public Library Computer and Internet Use Policy.

How to Access 
Home or Office Computer
  • STEP 1: Select a database in the directory above.

  • STEP 2: Type in the current USERNAME / CUSTOMER NUMBER and PASSWORD as requested. 

    The DISCUS user name/customer number and password appear on the instruction sheets available to all holders of the Library's borrower's cards (see "Who Can Access the DISCUS Databases", above).

    For Assistance: E-mail 
    (and include your telephone number) with any questions about accessing or using DISCUS. While basic advice and assistance can be provided, detailed troubleshooting and technical assistance is not available.

Discus logoSouth Carolina's Virtual Library provides all South Carolinians with access to a electronic library of essential information resources. These resources are available to every citizen of the state, ensuring equity of access regardless of where people live.

The South Carolina State Library coordinates the DISCUS ("Digital Information for South Carolina USers") project on behalf of libraries and educational institutions in South Carolina.

DISCUS funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, with supplemental funding from the federal Library Services & Technology Act.

Click here to read more about DISCUS.

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