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At this time, Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, alumni, faculty and staff, Friends of the Library, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. NEW Cougar Cards, FOL cards, or appointment emails are required for entry.

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Library for Life - Services for Alumni

Welcome, Alumni! 
Together with the College of Charleston Alumni Association, College of Charleston Libraries is pleased to provide the following services for alumni.

Library Access
Alumni are welcome to access the library and use any of our collections in the building during our regular hours. Email library@cofc.edu to request an appointment to obtain an Alumni Access Card. The appointment confirmation is required for entrance. 

Computers and Scanners
Bring your laptop, tablet, or other mobile device and connect to our cofc-guest wireless network.  You may also visit the Access & Instruction Desk on the first floor of Addlestone Library to use our affiliate desktop computers.  In addition, a free walk-up scanner is available in the first-floor copy room which allows users to scan documents or photos and upload them to email, flash drive, or mobile device.

Databases
Alumni may visit the Access & Instruction Desk on the first floor of Addlestone Library to access all of the libraries' electronic content.  

Books
Alumni may receive book borrowing privileges by joining the Friends of the Library.  
Lifetime Alumni receive complimentary Friends of the Library cards by presenting their Lifetime Alumni cards at the Access & Instruction Desk.  Alternatively, alumni near and far may request books through interlibrary loan at their local public library.

Research Assistance
Not sure where to start? Ask us in person at the Access & Instruction Desk on the first floor of Addlestone Library, by telephone at 843-953-8000, by email at refdesk@cofc.edu or via online chat

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