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Orangeburg County, SC

Orangeburg, SC - An All-American County

Information Services

Information Services

Free and individual information assistance is available in the library. Queries about the collection and questions with short, factual answers also can be answered by telephone. Telephone numbers for the main library are:

  • Adult Information Services: (803) 533-5857 or (803) 533-5856
  • Children's Information Services: (803) 533-5858
  • Place reserves for items: (803) 531-4636

Interlibrary Loan

The Orangeburg County Library will borrow materials not available locally from other sources. While this service is free in most cases, some out-of-state libraries may charge a fee. See a member of the information services staff at the main library for more information about this service, or inquire at any branch library.

For your convenience, you may also use the interlibrary loan request form linked below to inquire about materials available via this service.

Public Access Computers

OCL's Computer Lab

Public computers are available at all of the libraries in the County system. These computers provide access to the Internet, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.), and some educational games. At the main library, patrons under the age of 15 must use the computers in the children's department. Children under the age of 8 must have an adult accompany them at the computer at all times.

Note: If a person abuses his/her computer privilege by not complying with the terms of the posted usage agreement, the privilege will be revoked for a period of time as stated in the library's Internet/Computer Access Policy. This policy is posted near the computers.

Local History & Geneaology

An extensive collection of these materials is available at the Orangeburg County Library. In addition, we also provide access to online tools such as ProQuest's utility.

Children's Services

Children's Services
  • Storytimes
    Story hours are held throughout the year for children ages 2-5.
  • Summer Reading Program
    During the summer, there is a reading program for children ages 4-12 at the main library, all of the branch libraries, and on the bookmobile.
  • Special Programs
    Special programs and school group visits may be arranged. Call the Orangeburg County Library at (803) 533-5858 for details.
  • Read with Me Program
    This program is available to day care centers in Orangeburg County. Nylon bags containing 50 pre-selected books are checked out monthly. Call Children's Services at (803) 533-5858 for details about this program.