Answered By: Cathy Goodwin
Last Updated: May 17, 2017     Views: 56

When you access Library eBooks or databases off campus, you will be prompted for your TCL credentials

User Name: seven-digit TCL student ID #

Password: First letter of your first name (lower case) then the last three digits of your social security number.



Note: Some TCL IDs have six digits. In this case, enter a zero before the ID number. (Example: If your ID card says 123456, enter 0123456.)

Don't know your TCL ID number? Call 843-525-8207 for assistance. 


If you receive a message that says you cannot be logged in, try clearing your cookies and closing and reopening your web browser.

Internet Explorer: Click the "Tools" menu in Internet Explorer, then "Internet Options." Under "Browsing History," click Delete, then make sure the box next to "Cookies" is checked.

Firefox: Click "Tools," then "Options," then "Clear all current history."

Chrome: Click the menu icon on the side of the screen, then "Tools," then "Clear browsing data."

Safari: From the Safari menu, choose "Preferences," then "Privacy," then "Details."

Still can't log in? 

1. Please let us know! Other users may be having the same issue. 

2. Some databases are available through the South Carolina Digital Library (DISCUS) or your local public library. 

3. If you still cannot log in or receive any additional messages asking you to log in, pay for an article, or create an account with the database or eBooks collection, please contact the Library.