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Fuel Your Hobby at the South Carolina State Library

There is something you love to learn about. The topic brings joy and excitement like few things do and you are eager to learn more. Quench that thirst for knowledge with help from the South Carolina State Library (statelibrary.sc.gov). A State Library card (statelibrary.sc.gov/get-library-card) is a ticket to discover knowledge. Here are the pathways to navigate your information journey.


The SCLENDS catalog (sclends.org) lets you search the shelves of 20 library systems statewide. Find books and DVDs; there are even audiobooks that turn your car into a university specializing in your hobby.

Talking Books Services

There are no limits to accessing information. For people who qualify, our Talking Books Services (sctalkingbook.org) provide free informational and recreational reading materials in accessible formats. South Carolina residents (all ages and income levels) unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations are eligible for this service. Persons with physically based, medically certifiable reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) and institutions serving clientele with qualifying conditions are also eligible.

Discus: South Carolina’s Virtual Library

Where do you usually go to learn more about your hobby? The internet of course! Give Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library (scdiscus.org) a try.

Available 24×7, it is the information place for South Carolinians of all ages. Discus provides free access to an electronic library of books, magazines, maps, and videos. Our easy to navigate databases offer an array of ad-free resources that are great for educational research or learning about hobbies.
A lack of information is not an excuse for staying stale on your favorite topic. The knowledge is easily accessible, free, and available at your South Carolina State Library. Get a card today and follow your dreams in 2019!