The Richland Country Public Library, named the 2001 national Library of the Year, serves area citizens through its main library and nine branches. The spectacular 242,000 square foot main library has an outstanding book collection, provides reference services, utilizes innovative technology, houses a wonderful children's collection and displays distinct artwork.
The South Carolina State Library provides library services to all citizens of South Carolina through the interlibrary loan service utilized by the public libraries located in each county. Individuals are also welcome to visit the State Library to use materials from the collection.
South Caroliniana Library is located at the University of South Carolina. The library contains published materials about the history of South Carolina, personal papers of leading citizens, church records, genealogies, WPA records, and genealogical material from other states.
The South Carolina Department of Archives and Historyhouses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation. The collection spans more than 325 years of South Carolina history and includes paper and microfilm records and important artifacts.