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Black History Resources: Ask a Librarian

Get help from one of our librarians

Reference librarians at the South Carolina State Library are available to assist you Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on state holidays.

You can contact us by phone, email, chat, and in-person.

  • Call the Information Desk at (803) 734-8026 for help with library cards, book checkouts, renewals, items on hold, or for research questions.
  • Chat with a Librarian during regular library hours. There is a Chat window on this page and also on the bottom of the State Library's homepage.
  • Visit the Information Desk at the South Carolina State Library. We are located at 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. For more information, visit

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SC residents 18 and over are eligible to apply for a free South Carolina State Library card. Get a library cardA South Carolina State Library Card will give you borrowing capabilities with the State Library and through SCLENDS, and will also give you access to our online resources and e-books. For more information, visit