The Beaufort Branch of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed from Friday, May 12 through Saturday, May 20 for new carpet installation. The branch will reopen to the public on Monday, May 22.
The Beaufort District Collection, the Library’s special local history and archives unit located on the 2nd floor of the library, will remain open during this time period.
The branch will continue to receive books through the book return and library members will be able to pick up their reserved books (“holds”) in the front lobby from Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. No other services will be available during the closure.
The Library recommends that Beaufort Branch Library members consider using the St. Helena Branch Library as an alternate branch for library services during this time. The St. Helena Branch is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena, SC 29920.
“This is one part of the ongoing renovation of this facility and is a combined effort between Beaufort County Council, County Administration, and the Friends of the Beaufort Library to upgrade and improve the downtown library which is now 23 years old. The branch averages approximately 14,000 visits each month and is showing its age,” states Library Board of Trustees Chairman Bernie Kole.
All other branches of the Beaufort County Library system will remain open for normal operating hours during this time period.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we improve our library.