Temporary South Carolina State Library eCards Now Available

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A South Carolina State Library eCard is available to South Carolina residents age 18 and over who do not currently have a library card. eCards are valid through the novel coronavirus COVID-19 shutdown and provide access to online resources such as Safari Books, ProQuest Ebook Central, and NewsBank: America’s Newspapers. Qualified applicants will be emailed an eCard number and temporary PIN after the application is processed. eCard requests will be processed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Most requests will be filled in about 24 hours. Those requests received during weekends may take longer. After the shutdown concludes, eCard users will receive a physical library card in the mail.

To apply, please complete our online application form. Items marked with an asterisk are required to process your new library eCard.

If you have any questions, please contact us at reference@statelibrary.sc.gov or 803-734-8026. You may also use our online chat service, Ask a Librarian, at the bottom of this webpage. 

Upcoming Event

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Jennifer Bartell Boykin, Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC

April 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
Join the South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk, featuring Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC, Jennifer Bartell Boykin. She will discuss her debut book of poetry, Traveling Mercy, and her upcoming release, Only Believe (The Word Works), a winner of the 2023 Hilary Tham Capital Collection.