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  The library is open only to current CSU students, faculty, and staff
Please be prepared to display your CSU ID and LiveSafe app green checkmark to library staff to enter the building

We will have modified services for the Spring 2021 semester- please see our service changes guide and hours schedule for additional information

Library FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the L. Mendel Rivers Library

How do I checkout materials from the library?

Students, faculty, and staff must present a current CSU ID card and have an active borrower record in the campus database. Please do not allow others to checkout items in your name.

Fines are imposed for overdue, lost, or damaged materials. Further information about checking out library materials is available via our Circulation Policies.

Can I borrow the textbook for my course?

No. In the event that a textbook shipment is short or delayed, faculty members may place a copy on reserve at the Circulation Desk until the order is filled. The Learning Center at Charleston Southern has a limited number of textbooks for core courses. You can also visit the online bookstore for more information.

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