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.


July is National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, a time to celebrate the natural beauty and recreational opportunities found in South Carolina’s parks.

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Perfectly Preserved

One of the many ways the South Carolina State Library supports the community is through the preservation of the collections housed here.

On the Shelves

National Park and Recreation Month

The National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson. The NPS was initially tasked with preserving and managing the nation's growing number of national parks and monuments.

Upcoming Event

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Freedom of Information Act Roundtable

July 18, 2024, 1:00 PM

Join leaders of the South Carolina Press Association for an in-depth conversation about how the Freedom of Information Act affects the news you hear every day. The panelists of veteran journalists will discuss how FOIA helps them keep the public informed and how you can do the same.  Q&A session to follow!

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