In the Library

The South Carolina State Library plays a multifaceted role in serving the needs of South Carolina. We offer various programs and services for the state and people of South Carolina including library development and advocacy, talking book services, state and federal document depositories, and much more. Beyond our administrative functions, we also serve as a traditional library, complete with public spaces and diverse collections. We invite you to visit our library and explore our exhibits, displays, and the contents of our shelves. Our doors are open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.


Combahee Ferry Historic District

The SC Department of Transportation loaned their "Combahee Ferry Historic District Display" to the South Carolina State Library and it can be viewed on the first floor.

On the Shelves

February Book Display

In honor of Black History month and South Carolina's Gullah and Geechee communities and people, the book display focuses on the Gullah communities and their relationships with rice, cooking, language, poetry, arts, and crafts, including sweet-grass basket making.

Display Case

Gullah & Geechee History

Celebrating Gullah and Geechee history, our rare books display features a number of works relating to the Gullah and Geechee peoples, their communities, practices, beliefs, and art.