South Carolina Library Systems at a Glance

Interior of Orangeburg County library.

Public libraries are gathering places, information spaces, entertainment hubs, and centers for lifelong learning. South Carolinians depend on their public library for access to technology and educational resources. Libraries provide equal access to information, which creates opportunity. With over 21.5% of households in South Carolina not having internet access, libraries are the connection point for many. During 2020, over 2 Million wireless sessions occurred in a library. Libraries have something for everyone in the community - from helping job seekers increase their skills, assisting seniors with technology knowledge, programming for children and families, or providing information and resources to students. Take a look at how our South Carolina public libraries served their communities this last year.