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A Library Extension agency was established by the General Assembly in 1929 to assist towns and counties in the development of public libraries. There were no funds appropriated, but a State Library Board was created. Under the Works Project Administration a statewide library program developed from 1935 to 1943. The objective was to provide some form of public library service in each county of the state.

The Board became an official state agency in 1969, with duties to provide for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies.

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  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01)
    This January 2017 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 49, issue 1, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents - November & December 2016 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    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 ...
  • Shipping list - October-November-December 2016 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    Each quarterly shipping list contains the list of South Carolina state documents that are sent by the South Carolina State Library to eleven depository libraries across the state and the Library of Congress.
  • South Carolina State Library Rare Book Collection Coloring Book 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    The coloring book features a sampling of illustrations from the Rare Book collection.
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This December 2016 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 48, issue 12, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents - October 2016 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    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 ...
  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    The South Carolina State Library reports to the Office of State Budget its annual accountability report that includes an organization chart, comparative summary of statistics, and report of programs of the State Library.
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11)
    This November 2016 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 48, issue 11, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents - September 2016 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-09)
    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 ...
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    This October 2016 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 48, issue 10, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.

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