Those interested in working with library faculty to schedule a class visit or to find digital and distance education alternatives to special collections materials for their courses are encouraged to contact the appropriate librarian for scheduling.
Located at the USC School of Music, the Music Library's collection is one of the largest in the southeast and features books, scores, print and electronic journals, audio and video recordings, and special collections.
The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories in the state of South Carolina and the southeastern United States. It's holdings are essential to the understanding of South Carolina and Southern culture over the last 300 years.
The library will have space for teaching, exhibits, meetings and public programs, as well as offices and extensive space for the collections. Special features will include a spacious reading room, work areas for researchers, seminar rooms, mini theater, exhibit galleries, auditorium and digitization center.
The library's general collection consists of items that have always been in the collection as well as items that were at one point housed in separate locations. For example, the science collection and the education collection were consolidated into the general collection from their original separate locations. The library is also home to government resources such as the Government and Maps collection which contains US federal government and European Union documents. In addition the Scholar Commons serves as an institutional repository of scholarly work. As the main research library the facility is home to numerous research resources such as journals, articles and databases, and hands-on guidance from librarians and research specialists.
The library served as the university's main library until 1940 with the completion of what is now McKissick Museum. As one of the library system's special collections, the library houses items relating to the state of South Carolina and the American South in general, such as Civil War diaries, family papers, etc.
During the two weekends that the galleries will open, the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Gallery will exhibit "The English Bible: An exhibition for the Four-Hundredth Anniversary of the King James Bible, 1611." Highlights of this exhibit include a folio printing of the King James Bible dated 1611; leaves from the Coverdale Bible, 1535, the first complete Bible in English; a Geneva Bible, the major Puritan translation, dated 1595, donated to the South Carolina College library by Governor John Drayton; and a 1608 Bible believed to have been brought to America by one of the Pilgrim Fathers. Guided tours of this exhibit will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.Also in the Hollings Library, the South Carolina Political Collections Gallery will exhibit "Life in the Mansion: A glimpse into the everyday lives of historic South Carolina First Families" and "Selected Treasures: A showcase of personal papers by influential policymakers."On August 11, a lecture and special gallery tour of "The English Bible" exhibit will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. John R. de Witt, Pastor Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church (ARP) of Columbia, will talk about the history and significance of the King James Bible. Guests can tour the exhibit before and after the lecture. Light refreshments will follow.For driving and parking directions to the Hollings Library, go to Regular hours for the Hollings Library galleries are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.For more information about these and other events at the University of South Carolina Libraries, contact Christine Nicol-Morris at 803-777-0546 or email@example.com.
A small exhibit at a University of South Carolina library displays the desk, typewriter and lamp used by Heller as he wrote many of his major works. The university library has one of the largest collections of his papers, manuscripts and other memorabilia available to researchers, library officials said. 2b1af7f3a8