State Documents Depository

SC State Documents Depository System logoThe South Carolina State Documents Depository Program provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions.

The South Carolina Code of Laws 60-2-10 requires that these institutions provide the State Library with 15 copies of publications for dissemination to 11 depository libraries in South Carolina and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Items in the Documents Depository Program include print publications and “born digital” documents often originally published on agency websites.


Information for State Agencies

Information for state agencies on providing documents to the state depository.

Information for Depository Libraries

Includes shipping list, document call number list, and agency name history.

Notable Documents Award

Annually, the South Carolina State Depository System awards ten notable publications that were released in the past calendar year.

South Carolina Depository Libraries

Publications in the Depository Program are distributed to 11 depository libraries in South Carolina and to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Agency Names & Call Numbers

The South Carolina State Library considers records, documents, and information made available by the agencies of South Carolina to be in the public domain.

Online State Documents

In 2011 we began making both "born digital" and historical publications accessible through our online State Documents Document Depository.

Print and Online State Document Depositories

The South Carolina State Library makes physical state publications available for searching through our online catalog, SCLENDS. Born digital and digitized state documents are available online through the digital South Carolina State Documents Depository. Historical and current state document materials include reports, books, pamphlets, maps, newsletters, directories, regulations, and serials.