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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  • South Carolina Public Library Buildings Funded with LSCA Title II Grants, 1986-1990 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1991-05)
    This report discusses the South Carolina public library buildings that were funded by the LSCA Title II grants between the years 1986-1990. All Library Services and Construction Act Title II grants require recipients to ...
  • South Carolina Public Library Buildings Funded with LSCA Title II ("Jobs Bill") Grants, 1983-1985 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1986-12)
    This report discusses the South Carolina public library buildings that were funded by the LSCA Title II grants between the years 1983-1985. All Library Services and Construction Act Title II grants require recipients ...
  • South Carolina Public Library Buildings, 1991-1995 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1996-07)
    During the five-year period covered by this publication, twenty-two public libraries were constructed in South Carolina, including sixteen new facilities; five conversions; and one major renovation/remodeling. These buildings ...
  • South Carolina's New Public and College Library Buildings, 1965-1972 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1972)
    As new public and college library buildings were completed, the State Library published information about the buildings in its monthly "News for South Carolina Libraries." These summaries have now been compiled into a ...
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCSL expenditures as of 3/31/2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-31)
    This details the expenditures of the State Library’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCSL expenditures as of 2/28/2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-28)
    This details the expenditures of the State Library’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-07)
    This June 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 6, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • New state documents list - May 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05)
    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 2020 notable state documents 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04)
    Each year the South Carolina State Depository System awards notable publications that were released in the past calendar year.
  • New state documents list - April 2021 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-12)
    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 ...
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-11)
    This May 2021 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 56, issue 5, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries
  • 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.

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