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 electronic state documents list - December 2022 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-12)
    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, 2023-01-11)
    This January 2023 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 58, issue 1, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New South Carolina state documents October-November-December 2022 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2023-01-10)
    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 monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-12)
    This December 2022 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 57, issue 12, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New state documents list - November 2022  

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-11)
    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 monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-11)
    This November 2022 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 57, issue 11, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New state documents list - October 2022  

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10)
    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 ...
  • 2022 accountability report 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • South Carolina State Library Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) five-year plan 2023-2027 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-30)
    The LSTA five year plan is an integral part of the South Carolina State Library’s larger strategic plan. Both the agency’s strategic plan and the five year LSTA plan are used to set the priorities of the agency and plan ...
  • More monthly newsletter 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10)
    This October 2022 newsletter from the South Carolina State Library, volume 57, issue 10, features news and updates for the South Carolina State Library and other South Carolina libraries.
  • New state documents list - September 2022 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09)
    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 ...
  • New South Carolina state documents July-August-September 2022 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-30)
    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 ...
  • New state documents list - August 2022 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08)
    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 ...
  • FFY16 large competitive projects 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-15)
    This describes projects of libraries from around the state that used LSTA grant funds for those projects.
  • FFY15 large competitive projects 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-15)
    This describes projects of libraries from around the state that used LSTA grant funds for those projects.
  • LSTA federal grant funds 2018 (FFY18) 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-15)
    This describes projects of libraries from around the state that used LSTA grant funds for those projects.
  • LSTA federal grant funds 2017 (FFY17) SC State Library large competitive projects 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-15)
    This describes projects of libraries from around the state that used LSTA grant funds for those projects.
  • Social media policy 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10-09)
    Online social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn can be valuable tools for communicating with the public and employees. State Library departments are encouraged to study and deploy these new ...
  • Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) : policy and procedures for South Carolina LSTA funded projects 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-24)
    As a recipient of federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, SCSL will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate ...
  • 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 paper describes how staff and visitors should handle library books.

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