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Columbia Campus Library

McCain Library maintains a modest and growing branch library at the Erskine Theological Seminary Columbia location 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.

Columbia Library
(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 29201

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 location. 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.


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