College of Charleston Libraries

The College of Charleston’s Libraries serve as a dynamic hub of discovery.

The College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the premier research library for the region. With its comprehensive collections, the library serves as a dynamic hub of discovery that supports education at the highest levels. In addition to Addlestone Library, the College Libraries include the Marine Resources Library, the Avery Research Center, the John Rivers Communication Mu

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How to make data open? Stop overlooking librarians 12/19/2023

"Making data open and ‘FAIR’—findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable—poses technical, legal, organizational and financial questions. How can organizations best coordinate to ensure universal access to disparate data?"

Learn more in a new Nature essay by Jessica Farrell, former archivist at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and College of Charleston alumna.

How to make data open? Stop overlooking librarians Digital archivists are already experts at tackling the complex challenges of making research data open and accessible. We can help to smooth the transition.

College of Charleston Photos of the Week 12/13/2023

That's wrap, Cougars!

Congratulations to all for a successful fall semester.

Please check our latest hours👉 tinyurl.com/5n8ww9ph

College of Charleston Photos of the Week It's finals week and campus is balancing both studying for exams and celebrating December traditions like Cougar Night Lights! Check out these festive snapshots from campus!

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 12/01/2023

As the seasons continue to change in Charleston, we're reminded of another changing landscape—the College's Stono Preserve.

A nearly 1,000-acre plot of land twenty miles west of the peninsula, Stono reflects the defining narratives of South Carolina Lowcountry history.

Learn more in the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative's exhibit 👉tinyurl.com/46bzkf4v

11/30/2023

Thanksgiving leftovers have you feeling peckish?

Feast your eyes on the newest exhibit in Special Collections, "Cornbread and Challah: Exploring Southern Jewish Foodways."

Free & available for viewing on Addlestone's third floor during regular business hours.

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 11/29/2023

On December 8, join our friends at Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a brown bag lunch with the National Association for Interpretation.

Take a tour of Avery, connect with peers and network with interpreters from across the state.

Learn more & register 👉 tinyurl.com/2wfts7d3

11/28/2023

Welcome back, Cougars—we're heading into the semester's final stretch💪

Looking for a place to study either solo or with your friends?

Reserve a room in Addlestone👉 tinyurl.com/yc5d725w

11/21/2023

The College Libraries wish all Cougars a safe & relaxing Thanksgiving break with their loved ones🦃🥧 🍂

Addlestone Library will close for the holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 22 @ 6:00 p.m.

We’ll see you again on Sunday, Nov. 26 @ 12:00 p.m.

For our latest hours 👉 tinyurl.com/5n8ww9ph

Make an Appointment 11/20/2023

Do you have subject-specific research questions, need assistance with citing sources properly, or have questions about registration and transcript blocks?

Make an Appointment Do you have subject-specific research questions, need assistance with citing sources properly, or have questions about registration and transcript blocks? Below are reasons a student might make an …

Getting Help at the Library 11/15/2023

Have any library-related questions?

Visit our staff at the Access & Instruction Desk, or via text, call & email.

Getting Help at the Library If you have any library-related questions, most of them can be answered by our staff at the Access & Instruction Desk, or via Text, Call, and Email. Use the Access & Instruction Desk for qu…

Marine Corps Veteran Excels as Student, Staff Member 11/11/2023

"There was an IT job for an AV technician. I wasn’t really sure what that meant, since, to me, 'AV' stood for aerial vehicle.”

Learn more about Ryan Byrne, a Marine Corps veteran, full-time student AND full-time CofC staffer👏

Wishing all our student, faculty & staff veterans a relaxing holiday🎖️🌺

Marine Corps Veteran Excels as Student, Staff Member Above: Junior computer information systems major Ryan Byrne is the team lead of AV integration within the College of Charleston's Division of Information Technology and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. (Photo by Mary Muldoon) While many of his high school peers were off touring colleges,...

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 11/10/2023

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, join the Friends of the Library and the Honors College for the fall semester's final Faculty Lecture Series event, "What Time Did You Eat?"

Hao-Chen Liu, associate professor of finance, will discuss financial market anomalies and possible explanations.

The event begins at 12:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library's Rm. 127.

Free and open to all; registration is not required. Lunch will be provided.

Scholar Studio 11/07/2023

Welcome to Scholar Studio!

Interested in podcasts? Try our new recording studios🎙️

Need high end equipment? Borrow video cameras, microphones, tablets & much more🎥

Check out all resources available to students, faculty and staff👇

Scholar Studio Welcome to Scholar Studio! Interested in podcasts? Try our state of the art recording studios! Editing a project? Our production lounge has free access to the entire adobe suite! Need high end equi…

11/07/2023

Tomorrow, Special Collections' Harlan Greene will discuss his latest book, "The Real Rainbow Row," with James Kirchick as part of this year's Charleston Literary Festival.

NBC New York's Bill Goldstein will moderate. The conversation kicks off @ 6:00 p.m.

CofC students, faculty & staff receive 85% off tickets👉 tinyurl.com/jnhesnde

How to print, copy and scan 11/05/2023

Need assistance using library equipment?

Check out our guide for help with printing, copying & scanning at Addlestone.

How to print, copy and scan Need assistance using the Library equipment? We have prepared a guide to help with printing, copying and scanning at the Addlestone Library!

College Plays Major Role in Literary Festival 11/03/2023

"We are taking it up a few notches this year."

The Charleston Literary Festival kicks off today with a host of world-class writers exploring our most pressing issues & ideas.

College Plays Major Role in Literary Festival The College of Charleston is proud to once again be the official academic partner of the Charleston Literary Festival. The festival, which runs Nov. 3–12,2023, will feature a host of world-class writers and thinkers exploring today’s most pressing issues and ideas. This is the third consecutive ...

10/31/2023

We're wishing Cougars a safe & fun Halloween🎃

📸: Skeletor, Minnie and other 1980s characters make a cameo in this photograph of young trick-or-treaters. Via our friends at the Lowcountry Digital Library.

10/27/2023

The US celebrates LGBTQ History Month in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on 10/11🏳️‍🌈

Thanks to the work of Special Collections & colleagues in Women's and Gender Studies, the SC LGBTQ Oral Histories, Archives and Outreach project works to save and share the stories of these communities in Charleston, the Lowcountry and across the state.

Learn more about the project 👉 speccoll.cofc.edu/lgbtq

10/26/2023

"The food we choose to eat is part of what makes us fit in—or stand out."

Hungry for something new?

Stop by Addlestone's third floor and feast your eyes on our latest exhibit, “Cornbread & Challah: Exploring Southern Jewish Foodways.”

Free & open to all.

10/25/2023

This Saturday, join our friends at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for the MOJA Arts Festival's closing reception.

Swing by for conversations with local artists & enjoy refreshments while viewing this year's incredible exhibitions.

10/24/2023

From citation styles to hurricanes and their impact on society, more than 145 research guides are available to students and faculty.

Curated by our librarians and archivists, the guides are organized by course, how-to, subject & special topics 👉 tinyurl.com/2s4jpc2v

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 10/23/2023

“Spring Fever and Caterpillars” runs the caption below two Cougars in the Cistern stealing a kiss, their heads covered by a piece of cardboard while a large plastic caterpillar saunters above the couple on a tree trunk.

For many decades, the original “College of Charleston Magazine" was produced by and for current students.

It collected poetry, short stories about campus life and illustrations, translations of classical texts, reviews of local plays and plenty of inside jokes about classmates & professors.

Published each semester by the student-led Chrestomathic Society, the magazine set out to “foster and encourage a literary spirit among students."

Physical copies of the magazine from 1898 through 1945 are available in Special Collections. You can browse the issues in the Lowcountry Digital Library👉 tinyurl.com/yc4kpxf4

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 10/20/2023

Join our friends at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a workshop with the Gullah Geechee activists who translated "De Nyew Testament."

Help us empower community members to create an orthography for the Gullah Geechee language on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Free and open to all. Learn more & register 👉 tinyurl.com/3a88jys

Learning About Library Spaces 10/19/2023

Welcome back, Cougars👐

Looking to catch up on coursework as we head into the second half of the semester?

Find the perfect space in Addlestone for individual study or collaborative work👇

Learning About Library Spaces As new students are learning their way around campus, they might not be aware of the spaces in Addlestone Library that are available for them to use. Quiet conversation and Zoom are permitted on th…

10/18/2023

The Avery Research Center For African American History & Culture is hiring an Archival Fellow!

The Fellow will work to make Avery's incredible collections more accessible to researchers in person and online.

Learn more & apply👉 jobs.cofc.edu/postings/14138

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 10/17/2023

We hope Cougars had a relaxing fall break🍂

These photographs of autumn flowers in Hampton Park were snapped by Jack Keilen, a hobbyist who took nearly 600 photos in Charleston and the Carolinas between 1944-1990.

These images & more are available via the Lowcountry Digital Library 👉 lcdl.library.cofc.edu

Photos from College of Charleston Libraries's post 10/13/2023

Take a look at Charleston history through an unlikely lens in the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative's exhibit, "The Morris Street Business District."

Established just before the Civil War, these neighborhoods were home to free and enslaved Black people and waves of immigrants from Europe and Asia.

Spanning 1850 to the present, the exhibit maps over one hundred years of the district's history, building by building, for your exploration👉 tinyurl.com/55cnuyh

Photos from Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture's post 10/11/2023

Add your voice to the chorus sharing new and inclusive stories of Charleston’s past.

This coming spring, undergraduates will have the opportunity to earn course credit AND train to become a certified interpretive guide.

Dean of Libraries Discusses Renovations, Resources and the Future of Libraries on Faculty, Staff Podcast 10/09/2023

"Everything is available to everyone without judgment or restriction. The most democratic space you will ever inhabit is a library and we like it that way."

The Libraries' Dean John White joined the latest episode of the 'Inside the College of Charleston' podcast.

Dean of Libraries Discusses Renovations, Resources and the Future of Libraries on Faculty, Staff Podcast John White, dean of College of Charleston Libraries, is featured in the latest episode of the podcast, Inside the College of Charleston. Host Mike Robertson, senior director of media relations in the Office of Marketing and Communications, talks to White about the recent renovations at the Addleston...

Ramping Up Your Research 10/06/2023

As a CofC student, you have access to a plethora of resources to help with your research and educational endeavors. Learn more👇

Ramping Up Your Research As a CofC student, you have access to a plethora of resources to help with your research and educational endeavors. For starters, you can use the Addlestone Library “Ask Us” service, which can be f…

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205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC
29424
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19 Saint Philip Street
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171 Moultrie Street
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Charleston, 29418

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66 George Street
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66 Columbus Street
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