Private, Christian college in South Carolina

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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, facutly, staff, and outside users.
  • Provide equivalent access to Rickman Library staff and services at all locations and 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 Academic Year Hours

Sunday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hours may vary during breaks in the academic schedule. Please email us at if you have special scheduling needs.  We will make every effort to accommodate you, particularly if you are an AGS student or faculty member.

Library Staff


Joni Addis - Technical Services Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 114Phone: 864-644-5070

Shannon Brooks - Director of Library Services

Location: Rickman Library 111Phone: 864-644-5072

Zoe Gowen - Distance Learning Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 109Phone: 864-644-5064

Jennifer Mealy - Circulation Assistant

Location: Rickman Library 126Phone: 864-644-5069

Jamey Wilkes - Reference Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 126Phone: 864-644-5079

Reference & Instruction — Jamey Wilkes

Interlibrary Loan — Joni Addis

Copyright — Shannon Brooks

Archives and Special Collections — Shannon Brooks

Library FAQ