Welcome to the University of South Carolina Libraries' homepage. I invite you to explore the information you find here about our faculty, staff, services, spaces and resources.

Even as this network of resources and services is extensive, I encourage you to visit us in the Thomas Cooper Library, the Hollings Special Collections Library, the Springs Business Library, the Moving Image Research Collections, the Mathematics Library, the Music Library, and the  South Caroliniana Library. Within these libraries are more than 3 million volumes, 1 million government documents, 400,000 maps and aerial photographs, over 150,000 rare books and over 15 million manuscripts.

The collections, electronic, paper and film, would be useless without the devoted faculty and staff who acquire and catalog our collections and the service professionals who teach the use of the library and assist users in locating needed materials. Please take advantage of the tours and instruction provided by the librarians. These individuals are our greatest resource and can mean the most to your success in using our collections.

As I hope you will see, this site is a wonderful resource but only the beginning to what we have to offer in the University Libraries. I invite you to bookmark these pages and visit them often as I hope you will, and make use of our many collections.


Tom McNally

Dean of the Libraries



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