MULTIMEDIA: A Look at the Addlestone Library Renovation

MULTIMEDIA: A Look at the Addlestone Library Renovation

During summer 2014, the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library underwent a major improvement project to increase study spaces for students and shelving for collections. The improvement project also created premier space for the South Carolina Historical Society’s collection of exceptional rare materials, which the Addlestone Library will house beginning in January 2015.

RELATED: Watch a video showcasing the newly renovated space.

See the renovation as captured by Leslie McKellar, staff photographer.

Library powerThe renovation added 200 seats for students and 100 power outlets sprinkled around the library so you will never have to worry about a tablet or cellphone dying. There are also three more group study rooms.






Library flex spaceThis is the new flexible lecture/learning space on the third floor. The room includes 50 seats and will be used for classes, lectures, group projects and as study space.






Library Book ShelvesThe entire book collection (A –Z) is now on the second floor in mobile shelving.







Library special collectionsThe Special Collections Reading Room is expanded to provide more seats for students and researchers and more reference books. The renovation also expanded capacity for the library’s unique manuscript and rare book collections.






Library starbucksA new Starbucks is now located on the first floor (formerly Java City) and accepts Dining Dollars!