SCLENDS

South Carolina Library Electronic Network Delivery System (SCLENDS) is a consortium of 20 county libraries and the State Library that has agreed to share resources and circulating materials.

SCLENDS libraries share a single catalog allowing patrons to search for items in all of the libraries as easily as you search for items in your home library. Requesting items is as simple as clicking a button. Within a few days, any available circulating item can be delivered from any SCLENDS library across the state. 

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Search the shelves of 20 library systems statewide, or visit SCLENDS to browse or use the advanced search.

Quick Stats

  • Circulates roughly 362,000 items a month
  • Transfers roughly 18,000 items between library systems each month
  • Gives patrons access to more materials than ever before--together, SCLENDS serves almost half of the state‚Äôs counties and has a collection of more than 2.75 million items
  • The smallest member of SCLENDS went from having a collection of less than 40,000 items to more than 2.75 million.
  • As of March 2014, SCLENDS libraries have loaned items to patrons in South Carolina more than 19 million times. The average cost of a book on Amazon.com is $9. That is a value of over $171 million dollars.
  • Loans materials from the furthest points of the state, which usually happens within 48 hours at no more than 1/6th the cost of buying the item
  • Loaned more than 750,000 items between counties facilitated by SCLENDS at a value of more than $6.8 million at less than 1/7th the cost
  • Uses an open source integrated library system (ILS), thereby saving more than $300,000 a year in costs among the 19 libraries

 

SCLENDS Libraries

  • Allendale County Library
    297 Main St. North
    Allendale, South Carolina 29810
    803-584-2371
  • Anderson County Main Library
    300 N. McDuffie St
    Anderson, South Carolina 29621
    864-260-4500
    administration@andersonlibrary.org
  • Beaufort County Library
    311 Scott St
    Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
    843-255-6456
  • Calhoun County Library
    900 FR Huff Drive
    St. Matthews, South Carolina 29135
    803-874-3389
  • Cherokee County Library
    300 East Rutledge Avenue
    Gaffney, South Carolina 29340
    864-487-2711
    info@cherokeecountylibrary.org
  • Chester County Library
    100 Center Street
    Chester, South Carolina 29706
    803-377-8145
  • Chesterfield County Library System
    119 W. Main St
    Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709
    843-623-7489
  • Clarendon County Library System
    215 N. Brooks St.
    Manning, South Carolina 29102
    803-435-8633
    info@clarendoncountylibrary.com
  • Colleton County Memorial Library
    600 Hampton Street
    Walterboro, South Carolina 29488
    843-549-5621
  • Dorchester County Library
    506 N Parler Ave
    St. George, South Carolina 29477
    843 563-9189
  • Florence County Library
    509 S. Dargan Street
    Florence, South Carolina 29506
    843-662-8424
    reference@florencelibrary.org
  • Hampton County Library
    12 Locust Street
    Hampton, South Carolina 29924
    803-943-7528
  • Jasper County Library
    451 East Wilson Street
    Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
    843-726-7813
  • Kershaw County Library
    1304 Broad St.
    Camden, South Carolina 29020
    803-425-1508
  • Lancaster Public Library
    313 S. White St
    Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
    803-285-1502
  • Lee County Library
    200 North Main St
    Bishopville, South Carolina 29010
    803-484-5921
  • South Carolina State Library
    1500 Senate Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
    (803) 734-8026
  • Union Carnegie Library
    300 East South St
    Union, South Carolina 29379
    864-427-7140
  • Williamsburg County Library
    215 North Jackson St
    Kingstree, South Carolina 29556
    843-355-9486
  • York County Library
    138 East Black Street
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
    803-981-5858