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
  • Geologic hazards of the South Carolina coastal plain 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; South Carolina Emergency Management Division (South Carolina State Library, 2012)
    This map has been designed as a planning tool for use by emergency managers for the response to and recovery from a hazardous geologic event, such as a large magnitude earthquake or a smaller occurrence such as a sinkhole ...
  • A generalized prehistoric sequence for South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    This sheet traces pottery and projectile points in South Carolina from prehistoric times to the present. Included are pictures and descriptions of items from the various time periods.
  • The economic impact of South Carolina's natural resources 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Division of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    This study documents the economic impact of activities associated with South Carolina's natural resources. Above all, the study finds that the economic activities most clearly tied to the state's resource base sustain 30 ...
  • Guide to South Carolina saltwater fishes 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2003)
    This identification guide provides a quick reference for marine fish that are most often encountered by South Carolina sport fishermen. To facilitate identification, species are grouped by family so that similar-looking ...
  • Hen mallards, black and mottled ducks 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    This sheet shows characteristics that may be used in identifying the hen mallard, mottled duck and the black duck.

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