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Reference librarians at the South Carolina State Library are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on state holidays. 


You may call us at (803) 734-8666 for help with your information questions, library cards, book checkout, renewals, or holds.


Email your question at any time. Questions will be received and answered during regular library hours. You can usually expect a response within 24 hours (excluding weekends and state holidays).


We also offer live chat during operating hours. The Ask a Librarian chat window is available at the bottom of the page.