Answered By: Gretchen Scronce
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2020     Views: 359

  1. A library fee is charged to all first year, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students.
  2. Library expenses have been rising rapidly for all college and universities for many years.  Inflationary pressures in higher education are particularly challenging in this area.
  3. Some other South Carolina public universities have charged an identical or similar library resource fee for several years.  In order to protect the quality of our library resources, we concluded that such a fee was necessary at the College of Charleston.
  4. The library is open to the public.  However, members of the public have very limited computer access in the library, and have no checkout privileges.  Some members of the public pay an annual fee and receive more library privileges.  However, even these “friends of the library” receive more limited checkout privileges and computer access than do College of Charleston students.  

The library is at the heart of the academic experience for any university of quality, including the College of Charleston.  We are dedicated to providing outstanding library resources and services for our students.