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Wessels Library Staff:

  • Reid Austin, Library Director
  • Steffi Hiltgen, Public Services Librarian 
  • Dr. Russ Conrath, Outreach Librarian
  • Carl Lominick, Circulation Manager
  • Janice Hudson, Technical Services Specialist
  • Brooke Berry, Library Intern

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

  • 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. Library services are only available during business hours.
  • Business hours vary from semester to semester and will be updated accordingly.





Saturday and Sunday


One Search

One Search provides one stop searching for books and e-books, articles, DVDs, and more.

Go to Wessels Library Resources (also available on the tab to the left) for additional library resources.

Search for resources below:


Wessels Library Newsletter

Archives and Special Collections

Archive Hours (Updated 4/11/2023):

The Archives and Special Collections are currently closed to the public until further notice. Dr. Power is still available for research assistance and can be contacted using the information below.

Click here to view the Archives and Special Collections webpage.

Contact Information:

Dr. Tracy Power, Associate Professor of History and College Archivist,

For questions about the Archives:

For questions about Special Collections:


About Wessels Library

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

Wessels Library is committed to the American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights.

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
  • Access to materials for 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