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South Carolina Rare Books



The South Carolina State Library is committed to preserving the Rare Books Collection and making them accessible to the community.

The collection includes approximately 2,000 items, ranging from political speeches and periodicals to historical scientific works and literature.

Half of the Rare Book collection comes from the personal library of A.S. Salley, Jr., South Carolina’s first Historian and Archivist.

The Rare Book Collection can be searched in our online catalog, SCLENDS.

A selection of digitized materials from the Rare Book Collection can be accessed through the South Carolina Book Collection.


The Library's Rare Books Collection