Plan Your Visit!

Updated 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18

Prior to your visit, please review the information below and check to ensure your location is open as in-person services and availability are subject to change. Please continue to check back regularly for updates and new services, and remember that many services are available online or over the phone at (803) 799-9084. 


Available In-person Services:

In the continued interest of public safety, we are limiting access to our physical locations but are offering indoor computer use and indoor browsing, as well as a variety of services by appointment.

The following services are currently available systemwide:

  • Browsing of materials (books, DVD’s, etc.)
  • Holds pick-up (in-person or curbside)
  • Use of self-checkout and mobile checkout
  • Materials return
  • Study Spaces (Limited capacity, first-come, first-served-- except at Wheatley and Lower Richland)
  • Computer use (limited to one hour per customer)
  • Printing and mobile printing
  • Staff-assisted faxing, copying and scanning
  • Outdoor Wi-fi at all library locations (except Sandhills)
  • Career coaching appointments
  • Notary services by request (except at Cooper and Edgewood). Please call ahead. 


The following services are currently available only at our Main location:

Locations are adhering to occupancy limits. We encourage customers to spend no more than one hour in the building to allow more customers to have an opportunity to use the library. Don't forget, many services like Career Coaching, readers' advisory and more are also available online and over the phone.


Programs & Events:

Virtual and outdoor programs are regularly being added to Please continue to check the website for regular updates or call 803-799-9084. 


Safety Guidelines:

For your safety and ours, all library locations are following safety protocols, under guidelines and recommendations from government and health officials, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. 

As of June 5, 2021, Richland Library is no longer requiring vaccinated customers or staff to wear face masks/coverings when in our facilities. Based on CDC guidance, unvaccinated staff and visitors should continue to wear masks and socially distance while in libraries. 

  • Please do not enter library buildings or facilities if you are feeling sick or have a temperature over 100.4 degrees.
  • We request that unvaccinated customers (ages 3+) and staff wear a face mask/covering at all times while inside a library facility.
  • All customers are required to wear a face mask/ cloth covering when working one-on-one with staff. 
  • Masks should fully cover the nose and mouth. (A face shield may be worn with a face mask, but not without a mask.)
  • Customers and staff should maintain six feet of distance from other people, when possible.
  • Customers should return items to exterior or interior book drops to reduce handling of materials. 
  • Customers should stay in their vehicle during drive thru or curbside pick up so that we can continue to practice social distancing. 

Please call ahead if you need reasonable accommodations or one-on-one assistance.

Additionally, we are:

  • Regularly fogging and cleaning our facilities and hard surfaces including tabletops, door handles, etc. based on CDC recommendations.
  • Using plexiglass at customer service locations. 

Library administrators are meeting regularly to evaluate our reopening plans and ensure that the welfare of customers and staff remain at the forefront of our plans to serve the community. Questions? Call 803-799-9084.