Learning takes many paths in today’s twenty-first century library. We’re continually inspired to find new ways to serve our super-users, entice new customers and enhance current services.
Strategic Plan & Brand Promises
While our strategic plan is something that guides our daily work, it is also aspirational; its purpose is to keep us energized and focused over the next three years, ensuring that the Richland Library system can meet the learning needs and goals of its residents.
Follow the timeline of renovation updates on your neighborhood library and all of the capital improvements funded by the 2013 bond referendum.
ConnectED Library Card Project
We've partnered with Richland School District One and Richland School District Two to provide library cards to ALL students in these districts.
Do Good Columbia
Do Good Columbia is a two-day community problem-solving workshop led by Richland Library that uses human-centered design techniques to develop creative solutions to community problems.
Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. Permanent public art can be found at each of our renovated libraries and customers can enjoy rotating exhibits in our numerous gallery spaces and one-on-one mentorship with our Artist-in-Resident.
Step into a good book with our interactive StoryWalks® located at public parks throughout Richland County.
Let's Talk Race Curriculum
To help support courageous conversations in your organization and community, we've created a learning pathway to help you get started, build facilitation skills, and generate conversation guides to hold your own circles of dialogue.
An open source event management system for libraries! Scan customers at events, ILS integration, personalized recommendations & more!
Library as Studio
Library as Studio and the guiding principles "Learn. Create. Share." are a metaphor for a holistic realignment and reimagining of people, technology, spaces, partnerships, materials, and services. Let's re-imagine what it means to be a library.