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 state documents list - March 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03)
    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 monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04)
    This April 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 4, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New South Carolina state documents January-March 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-30)
    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 ...
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, November/December 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-11)
    This November/December 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 6, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, September/October 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-09)
    This September/October 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 5, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, July/August 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-07)
    This July/August 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 4, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, May/June 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-05)
    This May/June 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 3, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, March/April 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-03)
    This March/April 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 2, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, January/February 1998 

    South Carolina State Library (1998-01)
    This January/February 1998 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 30, number 1, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, November/December 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-11)
    This November/December 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 6, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, September/October 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-09)
    This September/October 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 5, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, July/August 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-07)
    This July/August 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 4, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, May/June 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-05)
    This May/June 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 3, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, March/April 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-03)
    This March/April 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 2, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, January/February 1997 

    South Carolina State Library (1997-01)
    This January/February 1997 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 29, number 1, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, November/December 1996 

    South Carolina State Library (1996-11)
    This November/December 1996 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 28, number 6, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, September/October 1996 

    South Carolina State Library (1996-09)
    This September/October 1996 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 28, number 5, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, July/August 1996 

    South Carolina State Library (1996-07)
    This July/August 1996 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 28, number 4, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, May/June 1996 

    South Carolina State Library (1996-05)
    This May/June 1996 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 28, number 3, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.
  • News for South Carolina Libraries, March/April 1996 

    South Carolina State Library (1996-03)
    This March/April 1996 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 28, number 2, features news and updates for South Carolina libraries.

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