Working with library staff and volunteers, the Friends
maintain the Library Cafe and Friends Store, both located in the lobby of the
Main Library. The Cafe features Electric City Coffee Roasters’s coffee, along with a variety of
other hot and cold beverages and a wide selection of packaged pastries,
cookies, and crackers.
The Store is the place to go for used and lightly used
books. You may also purchase pads, pens, pencils, and other supplies you may
need when doing research at the library.
The Friends also sponsor a number of special activities
throughout the year at the library. To find out more about becoming a Friend
of the Library, click here,
or call the Community Services coordinator for a brochure.
(Distance Education South Carolina) is a web resource providing access to the
distance education resources of South Carolina. The site lists
distance-delivered academic credit, continuing education, and non-credit
courses, classes and programs offered by South Carolina's schools, colleges,
universities, state agencies and more. The site also provides links to
distance education resources and materials.
In cooperation with the University of South Carolina,
the Main Library serves as a distance learning site for telecommunications
courses by satellite. These courses are offered on both graduate and
undergraduate levels and are semester-based, offered in the fall, spring, and
The satellite courses are taught at USC in a studio
classroom and transmitted to the library, where there are four individual
viewing rooms and four group viewing rooms. Interaction between sites is by
For a complete listing of course selections, click here
or go to the USC student website, where you’ll also find information on course
requirements and tuition: http://www.sc.edu/deis/ss/index.html.
You must reserve a viewing room at the library by
contacting the Community Services coordinator at least two days in advance of
the class air date. We cannot guarantee a viewing room on short notice.
The Friends always welcome used and lightly used books.
They can be dropped off at the front desk of the Main library or any branch
If you wish to donate a new book or books for the Main
library or a branch library in memory or honor of an individual, please
contact the Community Services coordinator. Bookplates recognizing this
type of donation are placed in each volume.
The Main library has a variety of rooms available for
non-profit and community groups to use, student groups, and tutors.
Meetings may be scheduled up to three months in advance of the meeting date or
at least two days in advance of the meeting date by contacting the Community
Services coordinator. To view the current schedule or for more
information about the library’s meeting room policies, click here.