VisionThe South Carolina State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.
We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.
South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was re-designated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.