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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. Face coverings and NEW Cougar Cards, Alumni Cards, FOL cards, or appointment emails are required for entry.

Faculty Services: Research Services

Information about library services available to faculty.

Research Assistance for Faculty

Our Research & Instruction Services Department can assist faculty in searching for obscure or hard to find information as well as literature reviews.  The library is a great place to work on scholarly publishing pursuits as you have a variety of resources, both human and informational, close at hand.  Room 236 is available for faculty to reserve if you need a more private research space.  For research assistance, please contact the Access & Instruction Desk or schedule a research consultation.

Library Research Consultations for Students

Students may schedule research consultations with a librarian to discuss a research topic, outline a research strategy, obtain assistance in finding resources, learn the use of proper citation style, and avoid plagiarism. Research consultations are scheduled at a time that is convenient for both the researcher and the librarian and are available weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Click here to schedule a research consultation.

Requested materials

Books, media and other material requested from the library can be placed on the faculty hold shelf at the Access & Instruction Desk.  Books can be ordered with a "notify" slip and once the library receives the book, the faculty member will be notified and the book placed on the faculty hold shelf.

Off Campus Access

Use the same logon name and password that you use for your College of Charleston email account.

Your logon name is what comes before the in your e-mail address.

Do NOT use the as part of your username.


If you are having problems with off-campus access, you might need to reset your password.
To do this, go to MyCharleston.  Click on the "Forget Password" link and you will prompted to change your password after you answer the security questions.