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About The Library: History

The About the Library includes: welcome, mission statement, vision statement, history, library director and deans



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.

Currently, the Miller F. Whittaker Library maintains over 317,485 volumes, 1,059,528 microforms, and subscribes to over 29,639 digital newspapers, journals, and magazines. Through proxy authentication, these and related 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.