SCLENDS Public Library Lending Consortium to Suspend Operations until Further Notice

Monday, March 16, 2020

SCLENDS, which stands for “South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System," is a consortium of 20 county libraries and the State Library that shares resources and circulating materials. SCLENDS libraries share a single catalog, which means that patrons can search for items at any of the libraries as easily as they search for items at their home library.

The South Carolina State Library has been monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 (now pandemic) and is working closely with our partners and event organizers to help manage its impact on our library community statewide.

Since SCLENDS member libraries have different schedules and may be closing (or have already closed) due to COVID-19, the Consortium has decided to suspend operations and not share materials among county libraries until further notice.

The South Carolina State Library encourages individuals to pay close attention to the SC DHEC COVID-19 website at SCDHEC.Gov/COVID19 for additional updates and information.