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Disability Access

Get details for accessibility when parking or entering the library and assistance resources inside Thomas Cooper Library.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available on the east side (Russell House side) of Thomas Cooper Library. University of South Carolina disability permits, which are available through Parking and Transportation Services, are required to park in accessible spaces on the university campus. Disability permits are available to students, faculty and staff of the university and are valid on university property only. Parking in accessible spaces on a city street requires a hang tag or license tag issued by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. UofSC permits are not valid in the City of Columbia's accessible spaces.


Disability Access Door

Patrons who are unable to use the main entrance can enter Thomas Cooper Library through the Disabilities Services entrance located on the east side by the handicapped parking area. This entrance goes to Level 5. Government Information and Microforms Department (Level 5) staff provide service to the disability access door.

Hours of Service

  • Sundays – Thursdays: until 10:45 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: until 5:45 p.m.
  • During intersessions: up to 15 minutes prior to building's closing

For additional access, please contact the Thomas Cooper Library Circulation Department at 803-777-3145.


Accessing the Collection

Book Retrieval

If you need assistance retrieving materials or using a photocopier, please go to a circulation desk or contact the Thomas Cooper Library Circulation Department at 803-777-3145 or email


You can have materials pulled from the shelves of Thomas Cooper Library and held for you at the Circulation Desk.

Scan and Deliver

You can request specific articles from the Thomas Cooper Library stacks and have them delivered directly to your desktop.

Disability Services

For help or resources while on UofSC's campus, contact Student Disability Services.

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