The South Carolina Digital Library

The South Carolina Digital Library provides free access to historic materials from over 40 cultural heritage institutions across the state. Over 200,000 items have been added so far.


Choose this option to view a county map of South Carolina. Explore SDL collections across the state.

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View the collections of the public libraries, colleges, universities, museums, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions that have contributed their material.

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This browse option categorizes collections by their media type. The media types included are images, audio, sheet music, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and objects.

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Browse our collections using the fifteen different time periods with which we have divided up South Carolina history!

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Try the new SCDL Collection Discovery Tool!

The Collection Discovery Tool lets you browse SCDL collections through a new, faceted catalog interface with dynamically updating results and infinite scrolling. Give it a shot!


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Featured Partner

Furman University

Furman is a private liberal arts university founded in 1826 and located in Greenville, SC. Furman partners with Clemson to provide free hosting of digital collections for SCDL Upstate partners through the digital repository software, CONTENTdm.

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Featured collection 

Greenville County Library System – Augusta Road

In 1932, the WPA built “So Big” on a vacant lot on Augusta Road. After the diminutive building, the bookmobile served the area until 1975 when the library rented a storefront next to Pickwick Pharmacy. In 2004 the Ramsey Family Branch Library replaced the rented space.

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