Library News & Notes

July 10, 2020

Coastline host Rick Forschner welcomes Beaufort County Library System Director, Ray McBride to the County Channel Studio.

This 69th episode updates the public on policies that have been put in place since Beaufort County Libraries have re-opened since closing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr. McBride also tells the audience about the great programs that are available through the Beaufort County Library System. Watch the video here.

July 2, 2020

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Beaufort County Library locations will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Operations will resume on Monday, July 6.

July 1, 2020

Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Beaufort County, and in consideration of the health and safety of our staff and customers, the Library system will postpone the start of the following services until further notice:

- Public internet computer service in branch libraries

- Bookmobile service

Library Administration, in consultation with the Library Board of Trustees and Beaufort County Administration, will constantly monitor the situation and recommend expanding library services at the appropriate time.

All library branches will continue to operate with their revised hours (each opening at normal time but closing at 4:00pm daily to ensure proper cleaning...

June 10, 2020

Our library branches to reopen on Monday, June 15

The Beaufort County Library system is pleased to announce that its branches will reopen to the public with new protocols starting Monday, June 15.

In the interest of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting County employees and the public, library administration has announced several temporary changes to operations that are in line with the public health guidelines put forth by DHEC and the CDC. Read full details on the Beaufort County Government site.

  • All library branches will reopen to their normal opening hours but will close at 4:00pm daily to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing

  • Bookmobiles will r...

May 18, 2020

Effective June 15 - Curbside service will be offered during branch operating hours. 

Now Available! Pick up books and DVDs with our contact-free service. 

Available Pick-Up Times: Monday - Friday from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

1. Call your local branch library to request items or confirm that your existing hold is available.

2. Pull up to our designated pick-up area and call us again.

3. Pop your trunk!

4. We will deliver items to the trunk of your car. 

Important Notes

- Orders must be placed in advance by calling the library.

- Holds cannot be placed in the online catalog at this time.

- For your safety and ours, please remain in your vehicle.

- Please do not exchange your libr...

May 15, 2020

UPDATE 5/15/20: The Library system will make an announcement soon. To be among the first to know about library news and any changes in service, we encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletters. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support. 

April 29, 2020

You may have received a notice that your hold(s) are ready for pick-up. While our library locations are closed, holds remain suspended and are not available for pickup. Please disregard the message you received. Your hold should be there when our libraries are able to offer a pick-up service.

To be among the first to know about library news and any changes in service, we encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletters.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we closely monitor COVID-19 developments and work to mitigate issues related to the temporary closure of our library system.

April 17, 2020

Library Book Drops Have Reopened

Friday, April 17 - Book drops at all five Beaufort County branch libraries are now open. Residents are welcome to return their borrowed materials at any time. Please note that a cardholder’s account will not reflect the returned items for approximately two weeks from the date of the return.

Residents may keep their borrowed materials if they choose. Due dates continue to be extended on all items and fines will not accrue while the libraries are closed.

All Beaufort County Library branches and bookmobiles remain closed to the public.

Beaufort County Library staff is available via the Contact Us form on the Library’s website.

Residents who...

April 2, 2020

With NewsGuard’s browser extension installed, users have access to ratings and reviews of website reliability, integrated directly in their social media feeds and search engine results.

Access to accurate information is important now, more than ever. With news about the coronavirus pandemic emerging every minute, the deluge of information has been accompanied by a flood of misinformation. It is vital for members of our community to be equipped with the skills and tools to access reliable information.

Earlier this year, we partnered with NewsGuard, a tool that helps people assess the reliability of the news they see on social media and in search results.

Over the past fe...

March 27, 2020

Enjoy home-access to Library Edition

In response to the COVID-19 closures, access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to Beaufort County Library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

This home access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

How to Access
Access to Library Edition requires a password. To receive the special password, visit our Contact Us page to request the password. Please be sure to include your 13-digit library card number. Customers can then access by visiting the library's page.

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