FOL Mission and Vision


Consistent with the College of Charleston’s mission to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential, the Friends of the Library strive to raise the margin of excellence of the comprehensive collection of scholarly materials and library services congruent with the institution’s present and anticipated instructional and research requirements. The quality of materials held in the College of Charleston libraries significantly impacts the educational and instructional experience of every student and faculty member. The Friends of the Library enable the library to acquire materials that would otherwise be unattainable, thus enhancing the collections and the College experience.

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The College of Charleston Libraries are the premiere research libraries for the region. With our comprehensive collections, the libraries serve as a dynamic hubs of discovery that supports education at the highest levels. We teach our community to think critically about information and apply it ethically. We preserve the history of the region. We deliver professional service and instruction, and engage in strategic, creative partnerships. We advance intellectual and cultural excellence.