About

The Lancaster County Library’s mission  is to provide materials and resources to meet the changing information needs of a growing community.  Our libraries offer children’s programs, reference assistance, online databases, internet access, Wi-Fi, local history, and genealogy.

Getting a Library Card
Library cards are free to all Lancaster County residents.  Out-of-county patrons may obtain cards by paying an annual fee.  Cards are issued at any branch with proof of current name and address.  You may print and fill out the
registration form and take it to your nearest branch.  Online applications have three days to be activated at your chosen home branch.  Your library card can be used at any Lancaster County Library branch or at any participating SC Lends Library.  You must present the card each time you borrow materials.  The card holder is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her card.  Parents are responsible for items checked out by their children.  Report the loss of a card promptly to prevent its unauthorized use.  A cardholder is responsible until the loss is reported.  Please notify the library of address or phone number changes.

Acceptable form of ID:

  • Driver's license

  • South Carolina Department of Transportation ID

  • Military picture

  • Passport

Acceptable proof of residency:

  • Picture ID with current address

  • Bank/check statement with current address

  • Tax notice with current address

  • Recent utility bill with current address

  • Lancaster County voter registration card

  • Recent rent receipt with current address

Checkout Period
Items circulate for 3 weeks, unless otherwise labeled.  DVDs circulate for 1 week.

Returning Materials
Materials may be returned at any Lancaster County
Library branch or any SC Lends Library.

Requesting Materials
If an item is not on the shelf, a staff member can place a hold on that item for you.  You can also request items online with your library card number and pin.  You will be notified when the requested items become available for pick-up.

 

Overdue Charges

The charge for overdue items is 10 cents per day. Account balances must be below $5.00 in order to checkout library  materials with balance paid in full on the next visit. The charge for lost materials is the replacement cost of the item. Fees may be charged for items which are returned damaged. Excessive charges for overdue, lost or damaged materials will result in loss of borrowing privileges.

 

Interlibrary Loan

The Lancaster County Library may borrow specific books, if available, from another library. Ask at the circulation desk for details about this service.

 

Other Services

Internet and computer access, coin-op copier, fax, newspapers and census data on microfilm.  The main branch also offers an extensive genealogy and local history collection.

Check Out Limits

Adult Circulation Limits:   15 Classified Books

                                             10 DVDs

                                             10 Audio Book
                                             10 Magazine

                                             25 Un-Cataloged Paperbacks
Total Checkout Limit:  30

DVDs must be checked out by ADULTS

Playaways must be checked out by ADULTS