It goes without saying that persons who are taking College of Charleston courses, faculty and staff and participants in most academic programs may use the building and borrow books from the library. However, we often receive queries about who else can use the library, and there are many answers to this question. First of all, the library is a public building and everyone is welcome to come in and use materials in the building. As far as borrowing books, all borrowers must be at least eighteen years of age. Here is a rundown on groups that are eligible for borrowing:
● Persons with a current identification card from one of the following Charleston Academic Library Consortium institutions can borrow up to 5 books for a two week period:
Charleston School of Law
Charleston Southern University
The Medical University of South Carolina
Trident Technical College
● South Carolina state residents who are over 65 may borrow books free of charge
● Alumni who have paid their current annual dues or who have a lifetime membership may borrow books without charge.
● Persons not covered by these categories who are 18 years or older may become a Friend of the Library for $40.00 per year. Friends of the library may borrow up to 5 books for a two week borrowing period.