October 2016

Welcome to Insider, a monthly guide for students from the University Libraries (Thomas Cooper Library, Hollings Special Collections Library, South Caroliniana Library, Music Library, and the online Business Library). We’ll show you how to choose research topics, find great sources for assignments, conduct research, and even find great study spaces.

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New this semester

You’ll need your valid Carolina Card to enter Thomas Cooper Library after 9 p.m. during the week and after 7 p.m. on weekends. The library is open 24 hours to students, but holiday hours can vary. Fall Break hours are here.


A little help from your friendspeer-to-peer

Peer to Peer is a drop-in research service run by specially trained students who can help you narrow down paper topics and find good sources. More here.

Book a Librarian is a sign-up research service staffed by subject specialists who can help you access electronic resources and develop search strategies. More here.


It’s good to have reservations

You’ll love our large and small study rooms, and our collaborative technology rooms, especially during exams. Reserve a room here.


You’re going to be here anyway. . .

. . . why not work part-time at the library? We’re often looking for student employees to do things like shelve books and help with special events. Apply here.


You’re invited

Meet science fiction and fantasy writer Karen Joy Fowler and two other award-winning writers during our Fall Literary Festival.

  • Oct. 18, 6 p.m., William Powers, environmental writer
  • CANCELLED Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Benjamin Sáenz, poet, novelist and young adult fiction writer
  • Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Karen Joy Fowler, science fiction and fantasy writer

All events are free and take place in Hollings Library, which is entered through Thomas Cooper Library. More here.



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