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Library Collections

In addition to materials to support the curriculum, Thomason Library contains and makes available to students, faculty, and community borrowers items in several areas of special interest:

Archives and Special Collections

Located in the upper level addition, this collection is divided into two major components - The Presbyterian College Archives, which documents the history of PC and the individuals and other institutions associated with it, and Special Collections dealing with the history of South Carolina and the Presbyterian Church

Curriculum Collection

The Eugene T. Wilson Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Library, contains materials that support the College's teacher education program. Areas include Children's Literature, Adolescent Literature, Christian Education, Textbooks (both elementary and secondary), and Curriculum Kits.

Prefixes for call numbers in this area include:

AE Adolescent Literature
CE Christian Education
CL Children's Literature
DE Diversity Education
EC Early Childhood
EE Elementary Education
ET Elementary Text
ML Middle Level
SD Secondary
ST Secondary Text
Curr Kit Curriculum Kit

Leisure Reading

Located on the Main Level of the Library, this collection is ONLY available to college borrowers (students, faculty, and staff).  The LRC collection contains fiction as well as non-fiction best sellers.

CD Collection

The CD collection supports the voice and instrumental music programs of the college with selections in classical music, sacred music, jazz, and musicals.  Rock & roll, pop, alternative, and hip hop selections are also included for leisure listening.  The collection is located on the main level behind the reference collection.

DVD Collection

The Library's DVD collection contains titles that support the various disciplines at PC, as well as popular titles for leisure viewing, and is located on the upper level.

Music Scores

Our Music Scores collection supports both vocal and instrumental performance and study.  While many of the scores are for organ and piano, a number include individual parts for ensemble playing.  The scores span a wide range of periods, including Classical, Baroque, Renaissance, and Early American.  The scores are located on the upper level behind periodicals.


Thomason Library subscribes to thousands of periodicals, including scholarly journals, local newspapers, general interest magazines, and electronic journals.  Many current print journals, magazines, and newspapers are located on the main level. Older issues of periodicals are located on the upper level.  Use our Journal Finder tool to determine whether the library has access to a particular journal.