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SC LENDS Fast Facts
  • SC LENDS is a consortium of libraries around the state that has agreed to share resources and circulating materials.
  • SC LENDS stands for “South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System.”
  • SC LENDS benefits patrons by giving them access to more materials than ever before. Together, SC LENDS libraries serve the population of 1/3rd of the state's counties and circulate more than 2.5 million items.
  • SC LENDS libraries share a single catalog, which means that patrons can search for items at any of the libraries as easily as they search for items at their home library.
  • Requesting items is as simple as clicking a button. Within a few days, any available circulating item can be delivered from any SC LENDS library across the state.
  • SC LENDS benefits libraries by helping them take advantage of economies of scale and share expertise with other libraries around the state.
  • SC LENDS libraries are implementing the Evergreen open-source integrated library system (ILS). By using open source, SC LENDS libraries estimate that they save more than $300,000 a year in costs.
  • The following libraries have joined SC LENDS:
    • Allendale - Hampton - Jasper Regional Library
    • Anderson County Library
    • Beaufort County Library
    • Calhoun County Library
    • Chester County Library
    • Chesterfield County Library
    • Colleton County Library
    • Dorchester County Library
    • Fairfield County Library
    • Florence County Library
    • Kershaw County Library
    • South Carolina State Library
    • Union County Carnegie Library
    • Williamsburg County Library
    • York County Library
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