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NEH Institute - Clemson University and Furman University


Library Access

Clemson University

Clemson University Libraries are open to the public, but NEH institute participants will need to register as a visitor at the security kiosk near the front doors to Cooper Library, the main library. 

NEH Institute participants are welcome at any time the libraries are open (assuming you have visited the security kiosk and registered there). Click here for information about hours.

Clemson University’s Special Collections and Archives, however, prefers to welcome visitors by appointment during opening hours, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Click this link for more information about conducting research in Special Collections and Archives.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

The South Carolina Archives and History Center is open, without charge, to everyone. First-time visitors are required to complete a registration form at the Security Desk in the Main Lobby. The form asks for:

  • full name
  • permanent address
  • identification - such as a driver’s license number
  • the subject and purpose of your research

A guide to the Archive and History Center’s research room can be found here

College of Charleston

While in Charleston, NEH institute participants will have access to the College of Charleston Library, although they will need to register at the front desk as a visitor. Please note: Library access to visitors is not available on weekends. 

The College of Charleston's Special Collections and the SC Historical Society Archives Reading Room is open for walk-in researchers Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM - noon and 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Furman University

NEH Institute participants can utilize Furman Libraries during regular business hours. Available services include use of space, use of wireless Internet, use of resources on-site, and for library card holders, checking out materials. Computers are also available during low-demand times in the semester, but you must receive a Guest Account at the IT Service Center (located in the Duke Library) in order to access the computers. More information about Furman Libraries can be found here. Information about Furman’s Special Collections and Archives is available here.