Institutional Libraries

The South Carolina State Library provides consultation, training, and support to:

  • Federal and state prison libraries
  • Detention centers
  • Other residential institutions 
  • Public libraries serving individuals involved in the criminal justice system


The Institutional Libraries guide contains best practices and resources to support library services to individuals who are incarcerated, committed to a residential facility, or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system.

 Book Donations




 Interest Groups

 Prison Libraries and Justice Involved booklist

Materials are available to check out in SCLENDS.

Contact the Facilities and Access Consultant for more information on how we can assist you.