State Library Launches My State Library Campaign

You need to do more with less. The budget is smaller, but the demands are growing. The South Carolina State Library has launched a new campaign to let state agencies and their employees know more about the host of free services it offers.
Key services include:

•    All state employees are eligible for a free State Library Card which entitles you to check out books from the library. Even better – the library will send you the book right to your office at no charge via the Budget and Control Board’s Agency Mail Service. And if the book you need isn’t in the collection, it can usually be borrowed from another library through interlibrary loan. To get your card, just go to

•    State employees have free access to online databases and book collections to help them do their jobs better, including Safari Books Online, the e-reference resource for technology and business professionals. State employees can view online hundreds of the latest technology and business books published by O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, Wharton School Publishing, and more.

•    Free Wi-Fi is available to all visitors at the State Library’s reading room at 1500 Senate Street.

•    Library staff can help find a needle in a haystack when it comes to work-related research. The library is the official depository for all state government documents and has a large collection of books about South Carolina.  Got a question? Just call 803-734-8026, Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm or visit and ask your question in an online chat session.

•    The library provides free virtual meeting/training hosting that allows you to bring together up to 25 people in an online meeting.  

"This campaign is all about the tremendous value our State Library offers," said David Goble, Director of the SC State Library, in announcing the campaign.  He noted that at a time when the role of libraries is evolving and there are increased competition and budget cutbacks, it's more important than ever to fill the information gap about the value of libraries.
 To learn more about what the South Carolina State Library has to offer state government employees, a promotional video has been created and is available on YouTube ( and (