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South Caroliniana Library

The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in South Carolina and the Southeast region. The library's holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the past 300 years.

 Research Access by Appointment Only

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), access to the South Caroliniana Library collections will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Graniteville Reading Room will have limited hours, from 10 am – 2 pm, and all users will be required to register and request items in advance via email. Library staff may decide to provide digital access to select collection materials in lieu of an in-person visit. Given the fluid and evolving nature of the situation, the library reserves the right to change the access policy, and users must contact us to confirm their visit.


Location and Hours

View the hours for the South Caroliniana Library.

The South Caroliniana Library building is located at the intersection of Sumter and College Streets on the historic Horseshoe, but is currently closed for renovations. Learn more about our building's history.

Currently, our user services are located in the Graniteville Room on the Mezzanine Level of Thomas Cooper Library.




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