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Graduate Student Guide to USC Libraries: Get Oriented

University of South Carolina, Columbia Libraries


Thomas Cooper Library  (Main Library)
Find us at 1322 Greene Street

Must have your CarolinaCard during hours the library is only open to current USC students, faculty and staff.

Hollings Special Collections Library, hours
- enter via Thomas Cooper Library
- Irvin Dept. of Rare Books & Special Collections
- South Carolina Political Collections
Moving Image Research Collections, hours
Find us at 707 Catawba Street

Music Library, hours
Find us at School of Music, 2nd Floor


South Caroliniana Library, hours
The library on the Horseshoe is closed for renovations, but user services are available from the Graniteville Room on the Mezzanine Level of Thomas Cooper Library.



Returning Books

Books can be returned to the Music or Thomas Cooper libraries or in a book drop (look for the big blue box)

in the lobby of Gambrell Hall and outside the entrance of Thomas Cooper.  



On the Columbia Campus, but administratively separate from University Libraries

Law Library
School of Medicine Library




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