Answered By: Mary Jo Fairchild
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020     Views: 129

Holdings for both Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society are described in the College of Charleston library catalog located at To limit your search to items in the archives and special collections holdings, be sure to select “Special Collections and SC Historical Society” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can search the holdings of the College of Charleston Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society separately by selecting the appropriate repository from the list of limits.

**Due to COVID-19, the reading room is currently closed**

Please see below for services available to researchers while our reading room is closed.

Ask a Question
Get in touch with Special Collections’ reference professionals using the Ask Us form on our website.  We welcome questions from all users, regardless of their academic affiliation.

Schedule a Research Consultation with Special Collections:

Explore Digital Collections
Browse or Search the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Here are a few more links from our website with library resources we hope will be helpful during these challenging times:

Academic Continuity and E-Learning Guide (including FAQs):

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Additional resources will be made available via the College of Charleston Libraries website. 

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Special Collections is normally open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. Librarians and archivists are available to chat during these hours.