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University Libraries


The resources, collections and staff of University Libraries are located in multiple buildings around and off campus. Get detailed information about locations and access interactive maps of each one. 

Columbia Campus Locations

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Thomas Cooper Library

The primary library for students at the University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper Library houses seven levels of research materials, subject matter experts and partner organizations that complement your learning experience.

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Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, South Carolina Political Collections, and Digital Collections share the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library and the Dorothy B. Smith Reading Room.

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Moving Image Research Collections

MIRC is among the top film repositories in the nation. It's holdings comprise many thousands of hours of film and video material.

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Music Library

Located at the USC School of Music, the Music Library's collection is one of the largest in the southeast and features books, scores, print and electronic journals, audio and video recordings, and special collections.

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South Caroliniana Library

The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in the state of South Carolina and the southeastern United States. It's holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the last 300 years.

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USC Library Annex

Located in Northeast Columbia near the South Carolina State Archives, the Library Annex provides a solution to the overcrowding of the university's libraries. This state-of-the-art building is designed to house materials of academic value and maintain them in a controlled environment.



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