Driving Directions

Thomas Cooper Library Administration: 803-777-3142
1322 Greene Street Circulation: 803-777-3145
University of South Carolina Reference: 803-777-4866
Columbia, SC 29208 Fax: 803-777-4661

Campus Location Map

Parking for the libraries is generally available in Bull Street parking garage. The GPS coordinates to the Bull Street Garage Visitor Parking Entrance is 33.995563, -81.027073. See below for walking directions from the garage to the library.Handicapped Parking is available behind Thomas Cooper Library.

I-20 West from Florence – Take Exit 73 (S.C. 277) toward Columbia. This freeway becomes Bull Street.  Proceed on Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street. Turn left onto Pendleton Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Pickens Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn onto Bull Street. Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

I-20 East from Augusta – Take Exit 58 (U.S. 1) toward West Columbia.  Proceed on Augusta Road, which becomes Meeting Street and then, after crossing the Congaree River, Gervais Street.   Turn right onto Pickens Street.  At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn onto Bull Street.  Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

I-26 East from Spartanburg – Take Exit 108 (I-126) toward Downtown Columbia.  This freeway becomes Elmwood Avenue.  Proceed on Elmwood Avenue until it dead ends at Bull Street.  Turn right onto Bull Street.  Proceed on Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street. Turn left onto Pendleton Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Pickens Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Blossom Street. Take an immediate right turn onto Bull Street. Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

I-26 West from Charleston – Take Exit 116 (I-77).  Take Exit 5 (S.C. 48).  At the stop sign, turn left (west) onto Bluff Road.  At Williams-Brice Stadium, turn right onto George Rogers Blvd.  This street becomes Assembly Street.  Turn right onto Blossom Street.  At the third traffic light, turn left onto Bull Street.  (Alternate route: Take Exit 116 (I-77).  Take Exit 2 (Hwy 35).  At the stop sign, turn left onto 12th Street Ext.  At Knox Abbott Drive, turn right.  This street becomes Blossom Street).  Turn left onto Bull Street.  Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

Hwy 76/378 from Sumter – This highway, Sumter Highway, becomes Garners Ferry Road, then Devine Street.  Proceed on Devine Street to Harden Street.  Turn left onto Harden Street.  Turn right onto Blossom Street.  Turn right onto Bull Street.  Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

I-77 from Charlotte – Exit onto S.C. 277 toward Columbia. This freeway becomes Bull Street.  Proceed on Bull Street until it dead ends at Pendleton Street.  Turn left onto Pendleton Street.  At the first traffic light, turn right onto Pickens Street.  At the second traffic light, turn right onto Blossom Street.  Take an immediate right turn onto Bull Street.  Take the first left onto Devine Street.  The visitors’ entrance to the Bull Street Garage will be on the left.

From the Garage to the entrance of Thomas Cooper Library:
Take the Bull Street Garage elevator or stairs to Level 4.  Walk through the garage to the wide brick walkway.  Walk on this brick walkway toward the concrete steps. At the top of the steps, turn left. The Reflecting Pool will be on the right. The entrance to Thomas Cooper Library will be on the left.

The Hollings Library is accessed through Thomas Cooper Library.

Handicapped Parking
To access handicapped parking, follow directions above to Devine Street. Instead of turning into the garage, continue straight on Devine Street over the wide brick sidewalk. Enter the brick walled area and you will see parking spaces are available to the right. Look for the doorway with the canopy and press the bell. A library staff member will answer the bell and open the door. 

 

 

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