SC State Employees

New FTP site for document deposits!


SCSL has set up an FTP site for easier deposit of agency documents.

FTP (file transfer protocol) is a standard Internet protocol, and the simplest way to exchange files between computers on the Internet. Like the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which transfers displayable Web pages and related files, and the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), which transfers e-mail, FTP is an application protocol that uses the Internet's TCP/IP protocols.

Librarians to Offer Training


Library Services Librarians of the State Library have three classes which are open to state employees, to library staff and to the public: "State Government Information," "Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization," and "BOOKS, Books and more Books! SC LENDS & Safari Books Online."

State Library Encourages Citizens to Get Library Cards


September is Library Card Sign-up Month and citizens as well as state employees are encouraged to discover their local library by checking out what's new and signing up for a library card if they do not have one already.

Cards for the South Carolina State Library are free to anyone who is a state legislator, elected and appointed state official, eligible state government employees, eligible retired state employees, and individuals employed by the news media.

State Library Introduces New Catalog


On Thursday, May 28, the SC State Library will go live with SC LENDS. SC LENDS (SC Library Evergreen Network Delivery System) is a group of SC libraries that have joined forces to move to an open source library computer system (Evergreen) and share resources.

What does that mean to you as a South Carolina State Library patron?

State Library Announces 19th Annual Notable State Documents Awards

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the selection of the most notable South Carolina state government documents of 2008. The selection is announced annually on or near Freedom of Information Day, March 16, the birthday of President James Madison, an early proponent of citizen access to government information.

Free Classes for State Employees and Librarians

The Library Services Department of the State Library will be offering short classes on a variety of library resources.  These classes are designed to introduce state employees to selected library resources and as continuing education for public and academic librarians in reference service.  Classes meet in the Computer Training Room of the State Library at 1500 Senate Street in Columbia.


Classes scheduled for this spring are:

Register Now for Free 2 Hour Training Session on Legislative Research

Due to high demand, the State Library is offering another session of the 2-hour class for state employees and librarians in using the legislative research website,, and other legislative materials.
Included in this session: how to contact legislators, using resources available at for tracking legislation, US government web sites and resources for county and city information.
When? February 10 (10 am - noon)

Legislative Resources Class Feb 10


The State Library will offer a second workshop on legislative resources on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Computer Training Room of the Library.  The class is for state employees and library staff who are interested in learning about the online resources available for contacting legislators, finding legislation, laws or regulations.  Find the registration form for the class from the "Full Calendar" link on the State Library's home page (