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From its humble beginnings in a small room of the Spartanburg General Hospital to the thriving 60,000 square foot facility it is today, the USC Upstate Library continues to offer students the tools and resources they need to prevail at anything they put their minds to accomplish. Today, the library is home to more than 243,000 volumes and provides students access to countless additional resources through its many databases and Full Text Finder as well as the PASCAL Delivers and Interlibrary Loan Services.

The University of South Carolina Upstate Library began in a small room located on the first floor of the Spartanburg General Hospital nursing residence in 1967. Increasing enrollment and lack of physical space, the Library was moved in the Spring of 1968 to the basement of what was formerly the Spartanburg County Health Department. At that time the holdings of the library totaled 9,607.

The USC Upstate campus began in the fall of 1969 with one building – the current Stockwell Administration Building.

Construction of a new building began in 1976. In addition to housing the Library, the building was designed for classrooms and office space. The project took one year to complete and classes were held in the building for the first time In January 1977. Over the years, the library has been remodeled as services and programs changed to meet the needs of the students. As of the 2014-2015 academic year, the library's volume count is 243,116 with more than 200 databases.

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Holiday and summer hours vary.

When open until 2 a.m., circulation, reference and computer lab services end at 10 p.m.
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USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5620

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