Summer Renovations at Addlestone Library - College of Charleston Libraries

June 29, 2012

Since opening in January 2005, Addlestone Library has welcomed more than 1.2 million students, faculty and friends  each year.  It’s time to make a few improvements. This summer, we are refinishing many of the cherry wooden tables and the cork floors on the first floor.   The library will remain open and we’ll continue to provide almost all of the same services, just not from the first floor.  Work begins on Monday July 2 and the first floor will re-open by August 20, at the latest.  For the most up-to-date information visit the Library Renovations page.

During the summer

  • We are moving the reference and circulation services and the folks who provide them.  A member of the Circulation team will be at the Calhoun St. entrance  to answer questions, check out books, etc.  The Circulation “desk” will be at the top of the second floor and the Information “desk” and a small computer lab will operate from the third floor Stern Reading Room – the large space on the third floor overlooking Rivers Green.
  • The Rivers Green entrance will be locked. Please use Calhoun St. entrance. All of the emergency exits will remain accessible.
  • The media in the teaching collection will be temporarily relocated to the second floor.  The rest of the media collection will not be available during the renovation.  The staff at the Circulation desk or Information Desk can help you locate these materials, please ask us.
  • We will continue to give orientation tours to incoming freshmen and their parents.
  • Reminder: One of our regular services is delivering materials to faculty offices. This service will continue without interruption.  Just contact the friendly folks in Interlibrary Loan  at 953-8010.

And if you have questions about the renovations project or need assistance, please contact us.

Thank you,

James Williams, Associate Dean  –  953-8015

Claire Fund, Director of Administrative Services – 953-8002

John White, Interim Dean,   953-5530

Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.