Richland County, South Carolina Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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South Caroliniana Library
910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208
Telephone for Main Office: (803) 777-3131
FAX South Caroliniana Library: (803) 777-5747
Email: with any questions regarding South Caroliniana Library and its holdings.

Public Libraries

The Richland County Public Library System serves several counties in the area. It has a presence on YouTube and Flickr. Branches are listed below. It has several online digital collections, including an online obituary index and a Walker Local History Room digital collection.

Online catalog

Main Library
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 799-9084
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Walker Local History Room, on the third level of the Richland County Public Library’s Main Library, contains genealogy and local history resources. It is is open during regular library hours and the collection emphasizes information about the Midlands area of South Carolina, including Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Newberry, Fairfield, Orangeburg, Sumter and Calhoun counties. 

The print collection does not circulate, but there are many resources available online. All of the local history photographs are available for viewing on Flickr. RCPL also maintains an online obituary index. Many of the oral histories are available to download through RCPL’s Overdrive. These resources are all available in the Digital Library.

Workshops demonstrating RCPL’s online resources for family history research are available several times a year.The Genealogy section in Research Tools includes links to South Carolina online resources and provides RCPL patrons with access to library-supported genealogy databases.

The Walker Local History Room is also a FamilySearch affiliate.

Blythewood Branch
218 McNulty Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
Telephone: (803) 691-9806
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cooper Branch
5317 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
Telephone: (803) 787-3462
Hours:Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Eastover Branch
608 Main Street
Eastover, SC 29044
Telephone: (803) 353-8584
Hours: Monday - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 800 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 6:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 1:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Main Branch 
5306 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Telephone: (803) 754-7734
Hours: Monday to- Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Northeast Regional
7490 Parklane Road,
Columbia, SC 29223
Telephone: (803) 736-6575
Hours: Monday to Thurs., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sandhills Branch 
Summit Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229
Telephone: (803) 699-92301
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Southeast Regional
7421 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Telephone: (803) 776-0855
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9:00 6:00 p.m.

St. Andrews Regional 
2916 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 772-6675
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wheatley Branch
931 Woodrow Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Telephone: (803) 799-5873
Hours: Monday, Wednedsay, Fririday, Saturday 9:00 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 8:00 p.m.

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

4440 Jackson Blvd
Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States
Phone: 803-782-7141
Hours: Tue 10:00am-2:00pm; Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
Closed: July, week of Thanksgiving, and last two (2) weeks of December
Attention: Hours may vary. Call before going.