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Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.
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Information about the Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library, the main library for the College of Charleston.

Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library

The Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library is the main library at the College of Charleston and is also home to Special Collections, the South Carolina Historical Society Archives, the Center for Student Learning, the main campus computer lab, the Scholars Studio, and Starbucks.

The Access & Instruction Desk on the first floor of Addlestone Library is the main service point for circulation, interlibrary loan, research, wifi, printing, and computing assistance.

Physical Address: 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Visitor Parking)
Mailing Address: 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424
Web Address:
Chat & FAQ:
Email: Submit your question online
Phone: 843.953.8000
Text: 843.353.1259

Access to Addlestone Library

CofC Community and Designated Affiliates

The following groups may use Addlestone Library during regular opening hours:

  • CofC students, faculty, and staff (Cougar Card required)
  • CofC alumni (alumni card required)
  • CofC Friends of the Library (FOL card required)
  • PASCAL visiting patrons (PASCAL institution ID required)
  • Those with appointments for services offered in the library (appointment email required)

Visitor Hours

Addlestone Library is open to the public from Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Visitors must present a government-issued ID and register at the entrance desk. 

Federal Depository Library Status

""This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)