Following our November 1st launch of a new auto-renewal feature, library staff has confirmed the following:
Items checked out PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 1 will NOT auto-renew.If an item was checked out on October 31 or prior, customers will continue to receive auto-renewal emails such as “MAX RENEWALS REACHED” (even though the item has 1-2 renewals left). Items checked out prior to October 31 must be renewed online or by library staff. These items will not auto-renew. Again, this is only for items that were checked out before Nov 1.
Items checked out ON NOVEMBER 1 OR AFTER will auto-renew.Items checked out on Friday, November 1 or after will auto-r...
The Beaufort County Library System is proud to announce that it is a recipient of a 2019 Read to Succeed Summer Camps Book Award grant.
Read to Succeed legislation was created in 2015 to address the literacy needs of South Carolina students, and the summer camps provide an intervention system for students who may be struggling to read at grade level. The book award helps to put more books in the hands of reluctant readers by providing curated collections of high interest paperbacks to the selected applicants.
The Beaufort County Library received over 550 books that were then delivered by library staff to summer camps at Whale Branch Elementary, Robert Smalls Internatio...
Beaufort County residents can easily turn their documents digital!
All Beaufort County Library branches offer complimentary use of BookScan stations. These self-service stations allow users to scan documents, photos, books, and other items. (The units even TRANSLATE documents!)
Users can save scans to a USB drive or save as JPEGs, PDFs, or other file types. From the same screen, documents can be emailed or faxed to wherever they need to go within the United States.
Designed to be easy to use with large, friendly buttons, the unit's touch screen guides the user through the scan process and offers scanning to:
Beaufort County Library System and Beaufort County School District unite to combat the loss of literacy skills with an innovative county-wide summer reading program.
This program will provide an easy-to-follow game board with incentivizing prizes that will, most importantly, promote reading and literacy.
Each student in the Beaufort County School District (BCSD) will receive a game board before schools break for summer. Beaufort County Libraries (BCL) will simultaneously distribute game boards to visitors of its branch libraries and Bookmobiles. This county-wide program is set to launch on June 1st and run until July 31st. No registration is required.
Donate a new or like-new baby’s or child’s book to the library during December 2018 and your library fines* will be forgiven (up to $20 per card).
Books will be donated to the Born to Read program to support their goal of promoting early literacy to parents and children in Beaufort County.
*Forgiveness applies only to fines from overdue items and to Beaufort County Library cardholders only. Donation must be in new or like-new condition (please bring to any Beaufort County Library location).
The Beaufort County Library system is pleased to announce that the Friends of the Hilton Head Library organization is the recipient of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Friend of Libraries Award.
The award recognizes outstanding service to a library or libraries, which has furthered the expansion of library services in South Carolina.
The Friends of the Hilton Head Library received the award in recognition of their contributions to the Hilton Head Library and dedication to supporting quality library service to their community. Library Director Ray McBride, at the recent South Carolina Library Association conference, accepted the award on the Friends'...