Regular staffed hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Current hours and access to resources and services during the COVID-19 pandemic are found at MRL Operational Status.
College of Charleston marine biology graduate students/faculty and researchers from SCDNR MRD, and NOAA NOS CCEHBR Charleston Laboratory/Hollings Marine Laboratory/NIST Charleston have 24/7 card access to the Marine Resources Library.
Please Note: The Marine Resources Library observes the College of Charleston’s Holidays.
Anyone may come into the Marine Resources Library during regular business hours to use the books, journals, and other materials within the library. Although we welcome anyone interested in marine science, please remember that most of our materials are on the graduate and research level since we support the scientific research conducted at the Grice Marine Laboratory, SCDNR/MRD, and NOAA NOS CCEHBR Charleston Laboratory/Hollings Marine Laboratory/NIST Charleston.
The Marine Resources Library will loan books to students, faculty, and staff with validated ID cards from the College of Charleston, SCDNR/MRD, and NOAA NOS CCEHBR Charleston Laboratory/Hollings Marine Laboratory/NIST Charleston. Also users with a valid Friend of the Library Card from the College of Charleston Library may borrow books. Please Note: Journals do not circulate.
Obtaining a Friend of the Library Card
The Friend of the Library Card is valid at the College of Charleston Library and at the Marine Resources Library. You must be over 18 and a resident of the Tri-County Area; i.e., Charleston, Dorchester, or Berkley counties to be eligible for the Friend of the Library Card. The $75.00 tax-deductible fee accords you borrowing privileges from both libraries for one year. You may apply for a Friend of the Library Card at the Circulation Desk at the Marine Resources Library.
The Marine Resources Library has a photocopier which is operated by code. If you do not have an assigned photocopy code, the library staff will enter a code. Copies are five cents ($0.05) per page; the amount due is paid at the Circulation Desk. Marine biology graduate students needing extensive photocopying may see the librarian to set up a pre-paid copy code.