Contact Staff/Departments

General inquiries — (843) 953-9372 —

Geoff Timms, Librarian  —  (843) 953-9370  —

FAX number (843) 953-9371

Mailing Address

US Mail: UPS, FedEx, etc.:
Marine Resources Library Marine Resources Library
PO Box 12559 217 Fort Johnson Road, Building 8
Charleston, SC 29422-2559 Charleston, SC 29412

Circulation Department

The Marine Resources Library (MRL) lends books to the students, faculty, and staff who present a valid ID from the College of Charleston, NOAA/NOS-CCEHBR Charleston, or SCDNR Marine Resources Division. Books may be renewed two times. Patrons may check their accounts and renew books in the Discovery Platform using their MyCofC credentials. Patrons from other affiliated agencies should use personal Discovery Platform credentials issued by the library. If books are not overdue, they may also be renewed by phone. For additional information, please read our Circulation Policy

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Course Reserves

The Marine Resources Library can place items on reserve for specific instructors/courses. All reserve requests must conform to the copyright law (U.S. Code, Title 17). For more information see our Course Reserves page. If you have questions or reserve requests, contact Geoff Timms.

Geoff Timms, Librarian (843) 953-9370,

Interlibrary Loan Department

The Marine Resources Library places Interlibrary Loan requests for the students, faculty, and staff of NOAA/NOS-CCEHBRC, SCDNR Marine Resources Division, and the College of Charleston’s graduate program in marine biology. For additional information read our Interlibrary Loan Policy.

Geoff Timms, Librarian — (843) 953-9370,


Although the Marine Resources Library does not have a “Reference Desk”, the librarian is always available to offer reference assistance to library users.

Geoff Timms, Librarian (843) 953-9370,