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  The library is open only to current CSU students, faculty, and staff

Please see our service changes guide and hours schedule for additional information

Library Service Changes


The L. Mendel Rivers Library currently
is operating with
modified services


Please take a look at the changes listed on this page. If your question is not answered here,
please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.



  • The library building will only be open to the CSU community.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the library.
  • To maintain a healthy environment, only drinks will be allowed in the library. Food will not be allowed.
  • Cleaning materials and hand sanitizer are available throughout the library. Students are expected to disinfect their seating area when finished, as in classrooms.


Reconfigured spaces

  • We have rearranged the study tables and reduced seating to accommodate 3 foot social distancing.
  • Student group study rooms are available on the 2nd floor on a first-come, first-served basis, and are single patron use only.

Services to students

Charleston Southern University Library