8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on state holidays.
Address and Phone
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8666
Fax: (803) 734-8676
Toll-Free Phone: (888) 221-4643
For Talking Book Services: 1 (800) 922-7818 OR (803) 734-4611
The University of South Carolina’s Pendleton Street parking garage, located between Bull and Pickens Streets, has two-hour and five-hour meters located on its lower level. Enter from Pickens Street (next street east from Bull Street) at the entrance marked “University of South Carolina Visitor Meters.” Meter cards ($5) may be purchased at the Pendleton Garage office located on the ground level (corner of Pickens and Pendleton Streets), or you may pay using Passport on your mobile device. Administrative Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Library facility is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For additional information, call (803) 777-5160 or visit USC's visitor parking information.
The State Library currently has no visitor parking. Please use either street parking meters or the USC Pendleton parking garage.
Parking meters are located in front of the library and on side streets. Blue meters = 5 hours parking at 75 cents per hour. Green meters = 2 hours parking at 75 cents per hour. Red meters = 20 minutes parking time and cost 25 cents. The USC Pendleton parking garage has visitor meters available, or you may pay with your mobile device by downloading Passport.
The State Library has a very limited amount of change available on any given day. Please remember to arrive with a sufficient amount if you are not using your mobile device to pay.