The Mickel Library holds more than 200,000 books, scores, music recordings, DVDs, microforms, and archival materials. It currently provides access to a variety of online databases, including 39,500 periodicals in full text, 330,000 ebooks and thousands of reference works. These resources are available to students and faculty 24 hours a day.
Seating more than 200 users and generally open 85 hours a week, the library provides reference service to help students with research assignments, an interlibrary loan department to obtain materials from other libraries, and direct borrowing privileges at the libraries of other colleges and universities in South Carolina. Computers and Wi-Fi access within the library enable students not only to search the catalog, other online resources, and the open Internet, but to use software applications for research and study.
These resources enable students to not only search the catalog, other online resources, and the open Internet, but also to use software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Notable sections within the library include a separate music library and a curriculum resources center.