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J. Drake Edens Library: FAQs

J. Drake Edens Library

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As a student, how can I get a job in the library?

The library hires students every semester to work in Circulation and Reference. We offer flexible hours to accommodate your class schedule. 

Contact Adrienne Robinson, the Student Employment Coordinator (803-786-3993), for information. 


Does the library accept donations of money, books, etc.?

Gift items are accepted by the J. Drake Edens Library with the understanding that the library has the discretion to add or discard titles. Contact the Collection Development Librarian for further information. 

For donations of money, contact the Library Director.


When was the Library built and/or remodeled or renovated? 

The Library was built in 1967. Renovations have been made on the Lower Level in the Juvenile section and in the Overton Media Center, and in 2002, the Overton Classroom for Library Instruction (Room 120) was added. During the Summer and Fall of 2007, the Main Level of the Library was renovated to create the new Vandiver Reference Center. Most recently, during 2009 and 2010, additional renovations were made to the IT Department on the Lower Level, creating additional office and training spaces.


Where are the restrooms located? 

Restrooms are located on the Lower and Upper Levels.