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South Carolina Public Libraries
  • Public Libraries Directory
    Find contact information and locations of all public library systems and branches in the state.
  • History of Public Libraries
    Explore the history of South Carolina public libraries, maintained by the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science.
  • Lyrasis
    Lyrasis is a regional membership organization for libraries and information professionals.
  • Discus
    Discus is South Carolina’s Virtual Library, provides free access to an electronic library that is available 24/7.
College and University Libraries
  • College and University Libraries Directory
    Find links to academic libraries throughout the state.
  • Medical Libraries
    There are several medical libraries in South Carolina that provide health information to students and professionals.
  • PASCAL
    PASCAL is the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries, a consortium of South Carolina's academic libraries together with their parent institutions and state agency partners.
  • South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy
    The Center is a collaboration between the USC School of Library and Information Science and the SC State Library to support teaching, learning, and research related to children’s and young-adult literature and materials.
South Carolina Library Associations
  • Association of Public Library Administrators (SCAPLA)
    SCAPLA is an association of public library directors whose goals are to share professional knowledge and experience for the good of all members, to serve as advocates for public libraries with the state legislature, to give voice to the aspirations of the public library community, and to serve as the primary liaison between the state library agency and the public libraries.
  • Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL)
    FOSCL is a statewide organization created to foster, create, and support local Friends of the Library groups, and to provide networking opportunities for these groups to work together for the support of library services throughout the state of South Carolina.
  • South Carolina Archival Association(SCAA)
    The South Carolina Archival Association is a statewide association of individuals interested in the management of, preservation of, and access to South Carolina's historical records.
  • South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL)
    The South Carolina Association of School Librarians advocates professional excellence, facilitates collaboration, and develops leadership to ensure that school library media programs are integral to teaching and learning in every South Carolina school.
  • South Carolina Library Association (SCLA)
    The South Carolina Library Association is a member association representing libraries of all types in South Carolina.
  • Southeastern Library Association (SELA)
    The Southeastern Library Association is a regional organization whose objectives are to promote library and information services in the southeastern region of the United States through cooperation, research, and the encouragement of staff development.
  • Special Libraries Association, South Carolina Chapter
    The South Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association offers professional enhancement opportunities in the field of knowledge management to special librarians and information professionals in the South Carolina geographic area.
 
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