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Newberry College
Newberry College

Wessels Library - Welcome



Due to Covid-19, please help us flatten the curve by:

-Wearing a mask -Practicing social distancing -Not eating in the building -Wiping down any areas/equipment used -Wearing provided gloves when using reserve materials

Day(s) Business Hours 
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
  • A Newberry College ID is required to enter the building after 4:30 pm during the week and all day on weekends.
  • The Library building is available to students 24/7 for study hours. No services are available during study hours. 
  • Business Hours vary from semester to semester and will be updated accordingly.


Wessels Library is the focal point for accessing, evaluating, and using research materials that support learning and teaching.  Wessels Library, through its services and staff, enhances the student learning experience at Newberry College and provides a welcoming, inclusive environment that promotes lifelong learning and fosters equity and diversity.

Wessels Library is committed to the core values of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Wessels Library will provide:

  • Current, relevant print and electronic resources that support the curriculum of the College and the research interests of the faculty
  • Recreational reading that fosters intellectual growth and lifelong learning
  • Assistance in accessing, evaluating, and using provided materials
  • Equitable access to materials to online and commuting students utilizing current technology
  • Information Literacy instruction through classroom visits, online tutorials, and one-on-one interactions
  • Access to materials at other colleges via the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) and other avenues
  • A staff that meets ACRL standards, in number and qualifications, to fulfill these obligations

Wessels Library Staff:

  • Reid Austin, Library Director
  • Steffi Hiltgen, Public Services Librarian 
  • Carl Lominick, Circulation Manager
  • Janice Hudson, Technical Services Specialist