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Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, 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. Face coverings and social distancing are also required. Virtual services for all College Libraries continue to be available at

Circulation Services: Student Workers and Community Service

Volunteers and Community Service


For volunteer opportunities, contact the Circulation Department at (843) 953-8001. If approved, the Circulation Department offers valuable experience for prospective library workers or individuals wishing to serve their community.

Community Service

Often students are required to fulfill a service commitment as part of an organization, etc., and many of them choose to serve in the library. For inquiries about Community Service, please contact the Circulation Department at (843)953-8001, or stop by the Access & Instruction Desk at Addlestone Library between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Student Assistants

The Circulation Department is part of the Student Employment Program at the College of Charleston, which provides students with the opportunity to explore career choices as well as gain critical skills to improve marketability for professional employment.

Students who qualify for the Federal College Work-Study Program as established by guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education are paid from funds derived from the federal government and the university at the ratio of 75%-25%. If the student does not qualify for Federal College Work-Study, 100% of his/her salary is paid from the College Institutional Funds.

If you were not eligible for a Federal Work Study award as part of your financial aid package, you may apply for the Non Work Study (NWS) job listings available on CisternOnline. Depending upon the application instructions provided with each job, you should proceed accordingly. Applications for library student assistants are also available in Administration, on the second floor of Addlestone Library above Starbucks.

Student Interns

The Addlestone Library partners with several departments across campus to offer internships to College of Charleston students who are interested in library careers.  We also partner with the REACH Program to provide career coaching to program participants. All students in the REACH Program engage in career exploration and development through course work and internship opportunities that are available both on and off campus.