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Columbia Campus Library

McCain Library maintains a modest and growing branch library at the Erskine Theological Seminary Columbia Campus in downtown Columbia, S.C.  This branch library provides on-site support for students and faculty involved in Erskine Theological Seminary courses and programs offered in Columbia.

ETS Columbia Campus Library Hours
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Monday-Tuesday9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday – SundayClosed

Staff and Contacts

  • Library Staff: Heath Milford
  • Email:
  • Phone: 803-771-6180
  • Mailing Address: Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia Campus Library, 1500 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 2920

The Library Includes:

  • Book collection
  • Computers
  • Access to electronic resources
  • Copier/Printer
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Study space
  • Borrowing services
  • Staff assistance

The library is located in Room 112 (first floor) of the Palmer Building (the administrative building) of First Presbyterian Church-Columbia located at 1420 Lady Street.

Erskine Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff have access to electronic databaseselectronic journals, and electronic books provided by McCain Library as well as access to the internet with the provided desktop computers or the use of the wireless network with a personal laptop.  The book collection is available for checkout (excluding reference books) or use in the library.  Library users will be able to checkout books using their valid Erskine ID or Library Borrowers Card.

An emphasis of the book collection is Reformed worship due to the proximity of the Institute for Reformed Worship, also located at the Seminary’s Columbia Campus. However, other subject areas are also represented, including biblical studies (i.e. commentaries), church art/architecture, and systematic theology.  The book collection is searchable in the McCain Library Online Catalog along with the holdings at McCain Library on the Due West campus.


Ellis Major

Access Services Librarian

Access Services Librarian Education Background: A.B., Erskine College; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina Areas of Responsibility: Circulation services (Checkouts and renewals, Library patron accounts); Course reserves; Off-campus access to electronic…


Sara Morrison

Interlibrary Loan and Cataloging Librarian

Librarian, Assistant Professor Education Background: B.A., King College; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary: M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Areas of Responsibility: Interlibrary loan; PASCAL Delivers; Cataloging of library…


John Kennerly

Associate Dean of the Library

Associate Dean of the Library and Institutional Effectiveness, Associate Professor Education Background: B.A.' Charleston Southern University; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina Areas of Responsibility: Overall management of all library operations;…

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