Research Assistance

Research Assistance

Ready Reference

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

Learn how to Search SCLENDS

Watch this brief training video on how to search the State Library's online catalog, SCLENDS.

Phone

You may call the Information Desk at (803) 734-8026 for help with your information questions.

If you have a question about library cards, book checkout, renewals, or holds, call the Circulation Desk at (803) 734-8644.

Email

Email your 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).

Chat

We also offer live chat during operating hours. The Ask a Librarian chat window is available at the bottom of the page.