We are the public library system of Beaufort County, South Carolina. 

Each of our five branch libraries are gathering places that allow all residents - regardless of economic, social or racial background - free access to education, technology and literacy development.
890,401 Items Borrowed
20,104 Items Added to the Collection
547,620 Visits to the Library
85,446 Library Cardholders
34,624 Library Event Attendees
182,006 Website Sessions
66,543 WiFi Sessions
36,432 Public Internet Computer Sessions
50,558 Reference Questions Answered
1,603 Meeting Room Usage


The Beaufort County Library serves and supports the community for learning, for leisure, for life.


The Beaufort County Library System is a free and accessible center of ideas, information, and resources that foster learning, community, and literacy. The Library provides open and guided access to a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower people in their pursuit of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding.

We are governed by a Library Board of Trustees who are appointed by Beaufort County Council. The Library system is a department of Beaufort County Government.