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University Libraries - Caroliniana

Welcome to Thomas Cooper Library!

South Caroliniana Library is temporarily CLOSED Jan. 23 – March 1, 2015.

Collections are being moved off-site in preparation for renovations. We anticipate reopening the first week in March.

After the library reopens, researchers must  request materials in advance of their visits at 803-777-3132 or We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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


The intersection of Sumter and College Streets on the historic HorseshoeView SCL on the USC Campus Map or Google Maps.

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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)