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Library - Publications Guide

Library Information

Our libraries are available weekdays (Monday - Friday) and Sundays. Books, magazines, CD’s, and DVD’s are offered for check out. Procedures for check-out are posted in both libraries.

The Book Service

Located in the Coffee House of The Bridge, the lobby of the Palmer Building, and in the Atrium of Jackson Hall, offers books for purchase related to the teachings of our church for children and adults. A payment envelope is enclosed in each item to mail or to place in a secure metal box in the Coffee House, Church Library, to mail, or to place in the offering plate. For assistance contact the Church Librarian.

First Things

First Things is our weekly newsletter published and mailed, or e-mailed, to all church members. It can also be viewed online on the church website, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Issues published since January 1, 2014 are archived. Articles for First Things can be submitted by email to The deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.

The Audio Ministry

The Audio Ministry and Russell Dunbar provide a CD of the 8:30 a.m. Sunday sermon after 11:00 a.m. in the Narthex of the Sanctuary with a payment envelope for $4 each. 

Radio Broadcast

Radio Broadcast of our 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service can be heard Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. air time on Columbia station WISW 1320 AM.

Live Broadcast

Our Sunday sermons are broadcast live.

Sunday Bulletins

Current Sunday Bulletins are available online.

Sermon and Lecture Podcasts

The Church Website has provided sermons and lectures, at no charge, since 2006 for listening and for downloading in the MP3 format. You can find these sermons on

For assistance with online media please send an e-mail to:


History of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia

  • The Archive Room of the church is located on the first floor of the Palmer building.
  • Church History - A brief summary of the church history is available on our Church History web page.
  • Copies of the church history book, “The Glory of the Lord Risen Upon It,” First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC (1795-1995), can be downloaded from our Church History web page.
  • Church history videos and churchyard information are available on the Churchyard Information web page.
  • Other historical documents relating to our church and the churchyard may be accessed at The South Caroliniana Library 803-777-3131 (Librarian) on the campus of the University of South Carolina and at The S. C. Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC, 803-896-6104 (ResearchLibrarian).

This page last updated April 6, 2018.