2nd Floor Service Desk

Circulation is expanding into new territory with a 2nd Floor Service Desk, now operational. Students now have a ready resource on the same floor as the general collection for assistance with stacks access and library questions of any sort. Desk hours are Monday thru Thursday, 1:00-6:00 pm, during peak traffic hours. Please don’t hesitate to consult us for assistance with research inquiries or any equipment, including mobile shelving and microfilm. Hopefully this will prove convenient and eliminate the hassle of retreating to the first floor for problems on the second or third.

Self-Checkout Machine Moved

The Self-Checkout Machine, previously located next to the Circulation desk on the first floor, has been moved to the second floor, near the rotunda. This should prove a more convenient location, as the entire general collection has been moved to the second floor as of this summer’s renovation project. Stay posted for more updates of library equipment and new services.

Celebrate Departmental Transparency with New Research Guide

Thanks to our updated research guides, it has never been easier to make full use of Addlestone Library’s resources. The circulation guide is one of the newest additions to our wealth of helpful material, and can be viewed here:


Information about all our services and policies is finally in one place.  Everything from a list of reserves you may not know we housed (iPads, cameras, kindles, projectors, etc…) to a comprehensive guide all of our employment/volunteer opportunities has been included. Well designed guides for other library services, in addition to useful pages for various courses, have been up and running as well.

Save Lids to Save Lives at Addlestone

Our annual recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month here at Addlestone Library kicks off yet again, and yet again we can support the Susan G. Komen Foundation through the donation of Yoplait yogurt lids (please wash). A donation box is being held at the end of the Circulation desk in the library, unmistakable in pink. Yoplait has raised over $34 million to date through the Save Lids to Save Lives initiative. As one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, this is an undeniably important cause, with the utmost immediacy. Thank you for your contributions, and let’s eat lots of yogurt this October.

Yoplait Drive for Breast Cancer Back in Effect

Once again, you can save lids to save lives. From October to December, the Addlestone Library Circulation Department is collecting Yoplait lids in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The College of Charleston’s Women’s Studies group is sponsoring the drive.

Yoplait will donate $.10 to the Susan G. Komen foundation for every pink lid collected and mailed to Yoplait by December 31, 2012.  Come join us in support of Cancer Research; bring your clean, pink Yoplait lids to Circulation at the Addlestone Library and place them in the pink Yoplait box at the end of the desk.


Online Study Room Self-Reservation Now in Effect

Here is a link to Addlestone Library’s new online study room reservation system: http://libcal.library.cofc.edu/booking/study.


• Student Study Rooms are for the exclusive use of College of Charleston students for course related library purposes only.
• Student Study Rooms may not be used for clubs, recreation, regularly scheduled meetings or for campus departmental business including meetings with classroom instructors for regular office hours.
• All Study Rooms are unlocked and available for College of Charleston students on a first on a first come, first served basis, however; group study room users without reservations must leave when requested by a group with proof of a valid reservation, i.e., confirmation of the reservation.


• Collaborative Study Rooms may be reserved for groups of three or more persons. A maximum of 6 students are allowed in small study rooms. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in rooms 236 and 326.
• Leaving unattended items in an unscheduled room does not constitute fair use and others may use rooms even if unattended items are left behind.
• The Library is not responsible for personal property left in rooms.
• Chairs may not be removed from the rooms.
• No food, uncovered drinks or tobacco of any kind may be used in the rooms.
• The rooms are subject to the Problem Behavior Policy.
• There should be no unnecessary noise, boisterous behavior, musical instruments or loud music played in the rooms.
• Any other inappropriate conduct or behavior (i.e. eating and drinking, smoking, etc.) will result in patrons being expelled from the study room.
• Any problems, scheduling conflicts or misuse should be reported to the circulation desk or the security desk.


• Reservations can be made online or via mobile phone by visiting www.cofc.edu/library and clicking “Study Room Reservations”. Only CofC students with a valid @g.cofc.edu email address are allowed to make reservations. Once a reservation is made, the student will receive an email to confirm the reservation. The student must confirm the reservation within 30 minutes of receiving the email to complete the reservation process. You may use your confirmation email to verify your reservation in the event that two groups claim to have a reservation for the same time.
• Reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance.
• Each student can make two, one hour reservations per day, up to 3 times per week.
• Reservations are no longer made in person or over the phone.
• If your plans change, please cancel your reservation before your reservation is scheduled to begin to allow another group to make a reservation. Just click the link provided in the confirmation email to cancel your room.


• Reservations have priority. If you are using a study room without a valid reservation, you must leave when asked by a group with a valid reservation. All study rooms are open and are available (subject to the policies above) on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Collaborative Study Rooms, our policies or the new online reservation system, please contact the Circulation Desk at circle@cofc.edu or 953-8001.


2012 UNICEF Tap Project at Addlestone

March 19-25 is World Water week, and your chance to aid the UNICEF Tap Project in its effort to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. The Hindi classes at the College of Charleston are spearheading campus-wide participation in this very important cause, and have placed a donation box at the Circulation desk in Addlestone Library. Just $1 provides safe water for a child for 40 days. The 2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon. Thank you for your support.

School Supply Drive at Addlestone

College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library is hosting a school supply drive from November 14 thru November 23, 2011.  All donations will go to the Teachers’ Supply Closet, a local community benefit organization that provides classroom materials to the tri-county schools with the highest poverty rates.

The top 10 needs of the Teachers’ Supply Closet are: pencils, copy paper, glue sticks, crayons (24 pack), composition notebooks, dry erase markers, pink erasers, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and scissors.  However, any donations, from new to gently-used, will be accepted.  Donations can be brought to the library’s Circulation desk, or placed by the schoolhouse in the rotunda, pictured below.  Thank you for supporting Charleston’s teachers and students in need.

Save Lids to Save Lives

From October to December of 2011, the Addlestone Library Circulation department is once again collecting Yoplait lids in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign. The College of Charleston’s Women’s Studies group is sponsoring the drive.

Yoplait will donate $.10 to the Susan G. Komen foundation for every pink lid collected and mailed to Yoplait by December 31, 2011.  Come join us in supporting of Cancer Research; bring your clean, pink Yoplait lids to the Circulation desk  in the Addlestone Library and place them in the pink Yoplait box at the end of Circulation desk.


Proxy Card Service

We are pleased to announce a new proxy card service for our faculty. If you have any questions about the new Proxy Card Service, please do not hesitate to contact the Circulation Department at circle@cofc.edu or 953-8001.

Proxy Card Service Policy


The proxy card service is a service intended for members of the College of Charleston faculty to   facilitate faculty research by extending library privileges to authorized individuals on behalf of the faculty member.


Faculty members may authorize designated students, graduate assistants and research assistants of their choosing to check out library books, media, print microfilm copies and place items on reserve, using the faculty member’s library account(s).


The faculty member granting proxy permission will be held accountable for any microfilm copies produced by the proxy and charged to the faculty member’s departmental account.    Lost or damaged library items will be the faculty member’s responsibility and will be charged to the faculty member’s library account.


Faculty members using the service are encouraged to periodically monitor his/her borrower’s account.  You may monitor your account at:  http://libcat.cofc.edu/patroninfo.  The proxy card holder will not receive notices or correspondence regarding the faculty member’s account, nor will the proxy card holder be responsible for recalled items that become overdue.


The proxy card holder must provide a valid proxy card at the time of checkout and must be listed as a proxy on the faculty member’s library account.  The faculty member may restrict full disclosure of his/her library account to the proxy.

Online Proxy Request Form


The faculty member should complete a proxy request form for each cardholder at: http://cofc.edu/library/libraries/proxy/ .  Proxy cards expire at the end of each semester.  Cards will be processed within 48 hours.  If the faculty member needs the card immediately, please contact Sherry Gadsden at gadsdens@cofc.edu or call 953.8001.  The faculty member may contact the Circulation Department to extend or revoke cardholder’s privileges at any time.  Also, the card will be mailed to the faculty member, unless specified otherwise.