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Coleman Karesh Law Library

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About the Law Library

Welcome to the Coleman Karesh Law Library. This library of over 500,000 volumes is the largest law library in South Carolina and one of the larger in the southeast. The Law Library's collections encompass American law, the legal history of South Carolina, international and comparative law. We believe that you will be able to find here answers to almost any question of law, regardless of its complexity.

The Coleman Karesh Law Library is an academic, research library with the primary goal of supporting the work of the faculty and students of the School of Law and the University. However, the Law Library also actively serves the University community, the government, the South Carolina bar, and the citizens of this state.

Library Brochure

Library Policies

A. General Rules

We ask that you follow a few rules which will contribute significantly to the comfort of everyone, and the maintenance of the collection:

  1. Do not bring food into the library.
  2. Drinks must be in containers with tops or lids.
  3. Reshelve the books you have been using.
  4. Keep conversations, including cell phone use, as quiet and as brief as possible.
  5. The computers in the law library are for research and academic use. The library reserves the right to ask those not engaged in such use to vacate the machines.
  6. Computer labs close and copy machines are turned off 15 minutes before Library closes.

B. Policies

Library Hours

During the Inter-session and Holiday Period the Law Library will observe the following hours:

Exam Period: Saturday, November 29 through Friday, December 12

Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

NOTE: The library will close at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 12

Makeup Exams: Saturday, December 13 through Monday, December 15

Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 16 through Monday, December 22:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Tuesday, December 23 through Sunday, December 28: CLOSED

Monday, December 29 through Tuesday, December 30:

Monday – Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 31 through Thursday, January 1: CLOSED

Friday, January 2 through Monday, January 5

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 6.

Regular hours are:

Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

NOTE: Admittance to the law school building after 9:00 pm is restricted to USC faculty, staff, students, and members of the bar with proper ID.

Library Faculty and Staff

Library Services