Orangeburg County Library Services




There are many services that the Orangeburg County Library provides to the Community:

Bookmobile
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Housing a collection of more than 3,000 books, the bookmobile is essentially a library on wheels. The bookmobile serves towns and communities throughout Orangeburg County. It also serves senior citizens at several locations in the county.

The objective of the bookmobile staff is to make library services available to residents of Orangeburg County who live at a distance from the main library or branches. The bookmobile staff concentrates on offering services to patrons and communities that have no other library service including neighborhoods, nursing homes, and shopping areas. For information on bookmobile service, call Extension Services of the Orangeburg County Library at (803) 539-2064.

September 2017 Schedule

October 2017 Schedule

Children's Services
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services

Storytimes: Story hours are held throughout the year. Peek-A-Boo read with you ages 0-2, Wednesdays at 10:30am. Little Chicks Preschool story times ages 2-5, Thursday at 10:30am.

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.

Group Services
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Tours & Library Instruction: Tours and programs on using the library may be requested for adults and children by calling to set up an appointment. Call (803) 533-5856 for adult groups or (803) 533-5858 for children's groups.

Meeting Room: At the Orangeburg County Library there is a large meeting room available for non-profit community groups and meetings (food and beverages are not allowed in the meeting room). For information, please call (803) 533-5856 or (803) 533-5857.

Once the Reservation application is completed, you can fax it to the library at (803) 533-5860 or mail it to the Adult Service Department.

Information Services
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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.

  • Adult Information: (803) 533-5857/5856
  • Children's Information: (803) 533-5858
  • Place reserves for items:(803) 531-4636
Inter-library Loan
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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.

Local History & Geneaology
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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 Ancestry.com utility.

Online Catalog
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To visit the County Library Public Catalog, visit:
Orangeburg County Library Online Public Catalog
From this site, you may also access your own account. To do this, you need your library card number as well as a PIN number. If you do not currently have a PIN number or have forgotten it, call or come by the library and we will assign you a new one.

Public Access Computers
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services 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 12 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.

Special Needs
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Large Print Books: The books have print twice the size found in most books, making them popular for anyone with vision problems. This collection includes best sellers as well as classics and non-fiction titles.

Talking Books: Various forms of media and players are available through the South Carolina State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This service is free to all qualified users. Applications are available at any branch library and at the main library.

OCL Contact Info
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You can email the library at:
OCLNotify@OrangeburgCounty.org
or call us at:

  • Circulation Dept.: (803) 531-4636
  • Adult Information: (803) 533-5856/5857
  • Children's Information: (803) 533-5858
  • Bookmobile Services: (803) 539-2064
  • Branch Library Services:(803) 533-5867
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