The Sandor Teszler Library
Wofford’s Sandor Teszler Library is a three-level building featuring a wide array of information resources and a variety of flexible research, study, and collaborative accommodations for nearly 400 people. In service since the fall of 1969 and named as one of the “Outstanding Buildings of the Year” by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the building was dedicated in 1971 and named for Sandor Teszler, who was a respected leader in the textile industry.
Wofford’s library offers students numerous print and electronic resources and other media to support their work in all academic areas. Its Google-like discovery service, called Wofford OneSearch, enables students to search over 500,000,000 resources, including e-books and e-journals, from anywhere in the world. Additionally, the library offers dozens of databases focused on disciplines across the curriculum. The library is a member of PASCAL, South Carolina’s academic library consortium, which provides shared access to print and electronic collections among all the state’s institutions of higher education.
Also housed in the library are the Wofford College Archives, and the records and historical materials of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. In addition, Special Collections houses some 6000 volumes of material dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries, many of which were part of the College's original library collection. A diverse subcollection, the Littlejohn Collection, contains an array of manuscripts, archives, and objects. Increasingly, many of these rare and unique resources are being made accessible online through our “Digital Commons.”
The library, which is transforming into a student-centered academic commons, has a staff of 16 who provide many services, including research assistance and instruction in using the library’s rich holdings. Library staff members are available 93 hours a week to assist students, faculty, and staff. The building also includes conference areas with media facilities, the college’s Writing Center, and a gallery with a changing schedule of exhibitions through the course of each year. The library’s web site provides access to our full range of services and resources. Wireless access is available throughout the building.