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South Caroliniana Library

The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in South Carolina and the Southeast region. The library's holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the past 300 years.

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South Caroliniana Renovations

South Caroliniana Library User Services is temporarily located in the Graniteville Room on the Mezzanine Level of Thomas Cooper Library while the historic library is renovated. Materials must be requested one business day in advance of your planned visit. Please contact the reference staff at sclref@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-3132 to request materials.

 

Access Our Collections

As our building undergoes renovations, all materials must be requested in advance. The tools below can help you find what you're looking for. Learn more about our collections.

 

Using Our Collections

In addition to following any special handling instructions provided by staff:

  • Patrons must register with a photo ID once per academic year
  • Backpacks and other personal items must be placed in lockers
  • No pens, food, beverages or personal scanners
  • Personal cameras without flash are permitted with staff approval

Reproduction Policies

Reproductions are for personal research only. They may not be added to the holdings of another institution or repository. Quality is based on the condition of the original materials. Copies are purchased at the risk of the requester.

Users at a distance may request reproduction services by calling or emailing sclref@mailbox.sc.edu. Applicable fees will be charged in advance.


Course Instruction

We cannot accommodate on-site visits during our renovations, but you can email sclref@mailbox.sc.edu or one of our curators to request a class presentation. Please provide the following:

  • Your name
  • Phone and email contact information
  • Course number and title
  • Number of students
  • Class meeting times
  • Preferred dates and times for the session
  • Specific needs or resources to be covered