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Access freely at Richland Library

Posted August 10, 2017
By Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science

Exciting things are happening at the Richland Library Main located at 1431 Assembly Street in Columbia. The entire library has undergone major renovations from top to bottom and now, even more resources are available to USC students and faculty

Even if you are not from Columbia, you can get a college student library card and have access to all of the wonderful services and spaces at the Main location.

Just to give you an idea of what is available for your use:

  • Study Rooms
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Public Computers
  • Basic Woodworking Tools (miter saws, jig saw, drills, and more)
  • Textile Tools (For sewing, knitting, and crocheting)
  • Production Stage and Post-Production Lab (cameras, video cameras, green screen, editing, audio, podcasting, and more)
  • Art Studios
  • Individual Study Rooms
  • Business, Careers and Research Center
  • Theater (Reserve for a fee)

The meeting spaces come with comfortable furniture, white boards, and most have large monitors for group work.

If you are looking for open fluid spaces to meet your personal needs to spread out, meet up, and create projects, then this is the space for you.

To book the rooms you simply go online to

Not sure about the library or a little unsure about using the space? Tours are also available; the library staff is always excited to show customers the fabulous library.

Interested in taking a class? Richland Library has many to offer. Just to give you a taste below are a few class titles. Classes typically fall into four main categories: Maker, Media Arts, Studio Arts, and Writing.

  • Digital Portfolio
  • Mixed Media Illustration
  • Camera and Lighting
  • Recording Equipment
  • Crochet 101
  • Retro Gaming
  • Fiber Lab

Make sure to check them out or contact them for more information:

Mary Kate Quillivan
Studio Services Manager | Richland Library
1431 Assembly St.  | Columbia, SC 29201