Perfectly Preserved

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

A main part of the strategic plan is to protect and promote cultural heritage which can be done through the preservation of historic collections. SCSL librarians take special care to clean books, put fragile items in protective enclosures, maintain and display the Rare Book Collection, and provide education on handling and preservation procedures.

Preservation tools and a book in need of repair in our display case

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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