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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  • New South Carolina state documents - October-November-December 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01)
    The quarterly 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, 2021-01)
    This January 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 65, issue 1, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • South Carolina State Library temporary telecommuting policy 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-24)
    In the event of an unforeseen event such as a weather disaster, pandemic, or other emergency circumstance the South Carolina State Library may allow or require employees to temporarily work from home to ensure business continuity.
  • South Carolina State Library telecommuting policy 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-24)
    Telecommuting allows employees to work at home, on the road, or in a satellite location for all or part of their workweek. The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) considers telecommuting to be a viable, flexible work option ...
  • Collections handling guidelines for patrons & visitors for rare, fragile, oversized, and special items of the SCSL collections 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    This sheet shows patrons how to handle books at the South Carolina State Library.
  • New state documents list - December 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12)
    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 ...
  • New South Carolina state documents - January-September 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09)
    The quarterly 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, 2020-12)
    This December 2020 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 55, issue 12, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New state documents list - November 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11)
    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, 2020-11)
    This November 2020 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 55, issue 11, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New state documents list - October 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10)
    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 ...
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCSL expenditures as of 7/30/20 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-30)
    This details the expenditures of the State Library’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10)
    This October 2020 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 55, issue 10, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New state documents list - September 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09)
    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 ...
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCSL expenditures as of 6/30/20 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-30)
    This details the expenditures of the State Library’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-08)
    This September 2020 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 55, issue 9, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New state documents list - August 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina State Library Periodicals List 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2000-03)
    This document provides a list of periodicals in the year 2000, arranged by the South Carolina State Library.
  • More : the newsletter for South Carolina libraries 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08)
    This August 2020 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 55, issue 8, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New state documents list - July 2020 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07)
    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 ...

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