We Need Your Documents

South Carolina State Documents Depository System

As the official state depository for all print and electronic state publications, we collect documents from SC state agencies. These materials include reports, books, pamphlets, maps, newsletters, directories, regulations, and serials. Along with having physical items in our online catalog, SCLENDS, we make electronic materials available in our SC State Documents Depository Digital Collection.


We request that all state agencies provide the State Library with copies of any documents published with the intention of distributing them to the general public, the General Assembly, state agencies, or nonprofit organizations.


To simplify this process, we created a guide with instructions for submitting documents. Along with submission instructions and a suggested workflow, this guide answers frequently asked questions.


Please send electronic documents upon posting to your websites. We accept PDF copies or a link to the webpage where the document lives. Contact us if any PDF file you wish to send is too large to send by email.  


You may send physical publications by mail, drop them off at our front desk, or contact us for pick-up. We request fifteen copies, three copies for the State Library collection and twelve more for distribution to other depository libraries and the Library of Congress.


Please direct questions about state publications to Sheila Dorsey, Government Documents Librarian.