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About Rickman Library

Mission Statement

The Claude R. Rickman Library engages the Southern Wesleyan University community by supporting and cultivating scholarship and creativity through access to staff, services, and resources.

  • Provide services to help students develop critical thinking skills in the process of locating, evaluating and using information effectively and ethically.
  • Encourage collaborative learning by partnering with university academic and support departments.
  • Build a relevant physical and virtual collection that is user-friendly and well-maintained.
  • Provide aesthetically pleasing and comfortable facilities that encourage study, research, creativity, and collaborative learning.
  • Foster productive relationships with the SWU Community, including students, faculty, staff, and outside users.
  • Provide equivalent access to Rickman Library staff and services for all degree programs.
  • Hire and develop helpful and competent librarians and staff necessary for all library operations.
  • Encourage an ongoing process of analysis and adaptation to a rapidly changing information landscape.
  • Cultivate an appreciation of the heritage of Southern Wesleyan University through the development of appropriate historical collections.

Regular Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hours may vary during breaks in the academic schedule. The 24-hour study room is available when the library is closed.  Students must have a chip-enabled ID card to access the 24-hour room.

Library Staff


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Anna Boggs - Library Specialist

Location: Library 105-BPhone: 864-644-5079
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Heather Gray - Access and Instruction Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 113Phone: 864-644-5064

Reference & Instruction — Anna Boggs

Library Services for SWU Online Students  — Heather Gray

Interlibrary Loan — Anna Boggs