UPDATE: College Libraries Closed Thursday, January 4, Due to Severe Weather

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The College of Charleston Libraries will be closed Thursday, January 4, due to continued severe winter weather conditions. Please continue to check the Library’s website for updated hours and reopening information. The College’s full statement follows below.


The College of Charleston will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to severe winter weather conditions and the announced closure of Charleston County government services.


Only faculty and staff members identified as essential personnel (primarily those in the areas of residence life, food services, public safety and physical plant) should report to the downtown campus on Thursday, January 4.


Please note the following:

  • Residence halls are open. However, students can move in at whatever time on Thursday or Friday – when they feel they can get to campus safely.
  • Food service will be limited on Thursday. However, Liberty Street Fresh Foods Company (on the corner of St. Philip and Liberty streets) will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday. Note: this dining facility is open Wednesday (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
  • At this time, orientation sessions are still scheduled for Friday. However, new students and families registered for orientation should monitor their emails for updates regarding the modified schedules.


College officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and will update the campus community via CougarAlert on Thursday afternoon regarding any changes to Friday’s operations and work schedule. Please check local media and National Weather Service bulletins for the latest updates.

Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library, PASCAL visiting patrons, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. Cougar Cards, Alumni cards, FOL cards, PASCAL institution IDs, or appointment emails are required for entry. Virtual services are available at https://answers.library.cofc.edu/.