Library Hours & Address
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our physical location is closed to the public; however, all staff are now telecommuting. We are still available via phone (803) 734-8666, chat service at Ask A Librarian (scroll to bottom), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL online resources are still available. Our regular operating house are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on state holidays.
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone & Fax
Phone: (803) 734-8666
Fax: (803) 734-8676
Toll-Free Phone: (888) 221-4643
For Talking Book Services: 1 (800) 922-7818 OR (803) 734-4611
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The State Library currently has no visitor parking. Please use either street parking meters or the USC Pendleton parking garage. The garage is located between Bull and Pickens Streets, has two-hour and five-hour meters located on its lower level. Enter from Pickens Street at the entrance marked “University of South Carolina Visitor Meters.” For additional information, call (803) 777-5160 or visit USC's visitor parking information.
Parking meters are located in front of the library and on side streets.
- Blue meters = 5 hours parking at 75 cents/hour
- Green meters = 2 hours parking at 75 cents/hour
- Red meters = 20 minutes parking time and costs 25 cents
You can put change in the meters, purchase a meter card ($5) from the Pendleton Garage office located on the ground level, or pay using Passport on your mobile device. The app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online using their mobile phones.
The State Library has a very limited amount of change available on any given day. Please remember to arrive with a sufficient amount if you are not using your mobile device to pay.