The South Carolina State Library Digital Collections is a set of online projects that expand the State Library's mission to provide equal access to information for all South Carolinians. These online collections create greater access to the State Library's unique historical resources and new digital projects.

Within the Digital Collections are several distinct projects. The State Library is collaborating with public libraries across the state to increase access to local holdings. The South Carolina State Documents Depository is an online library of both current and historical state documents. The South Carolina Tombstone Project is a collaboration between the State Library and partner public libraries in the state to provide images and transcriptions of tombstones in local cemeteries.

The State Library also partners with the South Carolina Digital Library to provide access to historical photographs of library service throughout the state, including bookmobiles, WPA library project, and children’s library service.

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South Carolina Book Collection
South Carolina Federal Documents
South Carolina State Documents Depository
South Carolina Tombstone Project
State Library Collaborative Collections
  • New South Carolina state documents - February 2017 

    South Carolina State LIbrary (South Carolina State Library, 2017-02)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • The rock cycle 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This diagram show how the different kinds of rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) are formed.
  • Fold systems 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    Anticlines and synclines can take on many different geometries. They can be either open tight, or isoclinal in shape. The tighter the folds, the more intense the stress (compression) that caused folding. Folds can also be ...
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017-02)
    This February 2017 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 49, issue 2, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • Fault systems 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    Many geology terms come from mining. In mining, "hanging wall" tells you where the roof of the tunnel is, and "footwall" tells you where the floor of the tunnel is. In fault systems, these terms now mean top and bottom and ...

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