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Reference librarians at the State Library are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on state holidays.


  • Information Desk: (803) 734-8026
  • Fax: (803) 734-4757.

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  • Try the "Ask a Librarian" widget in the left-hand sidebar of every page on our site.

Use the reference desk e-mail address to send a question at any time. Questions will be received and answered during regular library hours. You can usually expect a response within 24 hours (excluding weekends and state holidays).

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