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University Libraries - Caroliniana

Welcome to Thomas Cooper Library!

The South Caroliniana Library has resumed normal hours. A boil water advisory is still in effect for the campus.


As a result of moving collections offsite to prepare for renovations,  access to materials may be delayed.  Please contact the reference staff at 803-777-3132 or to request materials before you visit. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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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. Its holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the last three hundred years.

Today South Caroliniana Library is now closed. More Hours


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910 Sumter St. 
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208

803-777-3131 (Office)      
803-777-3132 (Reference)
803-777-5747 (Fax)