Accessing the Collections at the Avery Research Center

Accessing the Collections at the Avery Research Center

The Phillis Wheatly Literary and Social Club Reading Room is now open by appointment only. Appointment options and procedures may change as institutional policies develop, best practices continue to emerge, or where circumstances merit adjustments.

General Information

  • All in-person research will be by appointment only. Walk-in appointments will not be permitted.
  • Occupancy in the Reading Room will be limited to one researchers at any given time
  • Access to an on-site appointment will only be granted after a virtual consultation. Make a virtual consultation via this appointment form here https://libcal.library.cofc.edu/appointments/

Virtual Services

The Avery Research Center will be offering virtual services for the Spring 2021 semester.

We welcome inquiries from all users, regardless of affiliation. Researchers can get in touch with Avery Research Center reference professionals via email at averyresearchcenter@cofc.edu. Virtual research consultation with a faculty archivist here: http://libcal.library.cofc.edu/appointments.

Researchers can also explore collections via our Discovery Service, the Lowcountry Digital Library, or through various Research Guides.