As you come in through the front entrance, the beautiful Powell Library is immediately to your right off of the grand corridor.
The Powell Library, funded by Karen Brosius and Willson Powell, is dedicated to Anne Willson Bethea Powell and Aurice Lynwood Powell. Around the gas fireplace are an overstuffed soft leather sofa and easy chair for a comfortable, inviting setting. Books in the Powell Library comprise a sampling of local history, South Caroliniana, Revolutionary Americana, and Francis Marion University imprints. The collection includes works by Pee Dee and other South Carolina authors and ranges from small but significant pamphlets to classic tomes. The volumes represent a blending of the traditional Southern plantation library with more contemporary but apropos works, including selected publications by FMU faculty members and bibliographies from the University’s James A. Rogers Library. Circulating copies of these “Cottage Use Only” titles are available for local check out from the Rogers Library.