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Miller F. Whittaker Library

Miller F. Whittaker Library

The mission of the Miller F. Whittaker Library is to provide access to and delivery of information resources to support research methodology and critical thinking, instruction, self-development, lifelong learning skills, and the mission of the university.

Library personnel strengthen the intellectual environment of the academic community by developing, organizing, and preserving multi-formatted collections for information retrieval. Library personnel focus on meeting user needs and providing innovative and creative learning opportunities. Library personnel foster relationships with faculty, provide outreach services to students and the community, support academic disciplines in the research process, and participate in the teaching process by instructing users on information access and use.

Through proxy authentication,online resources are accessible to meet the needs and expectations of on-campus and off-campus students, faculty, and staff of S.C. State University. The library serves as a partial depository for a select group of Federal documents and a sub-depository for State publications.

Visit the Miller F. Whittaker Library Website

Departments within the Miller F. Whittaker Library

  • SC State Historical Collection & Archives
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Technical Services
  • Circulation

By the Numbers

1 million+
Subscriptions to digital newspapers, journals, and magazines


Regular Library and Computer Lab Hours*

Spring and Fall Semesters

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 3-9 p.m.

Summer Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday 5-7 p.m.**
  • Friday- 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday- 1-5 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Inter-Session Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Note: The computer lab opens 15 min. after the library opens and closes 15 min. before the library closes. For more information call 803-536-7045.

*Webform and Email Reference Services available 24/7 hours for the submission of questions, which we will try to answer within two to three business days.

**Building Closed- Remote Hours - Assistance provided via phone, email, or webchat 


In 1967, South Carolina State College received $1m. from the South Carolina Assembly and the Higher Education Facilities Act to build a new library. The new structure, the Miller F. Whittaker Library was dedicated in 1969. The library was named in honor of Dr. Miller F. Whittaker, the third president of South Carolina State University. The library consisted of two floor levels and a lower level. In 1979, a third level - the mezzanine floor, was added to increase the seating and shelving capacity for users and resources. The library's integrated online system was implemented in 1991.