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New Branch Coming to the Beaufort County Library

The Beaufort County Library is thrilled to announce that a new branch library is coming soon!

The Port Royal Library will become the sixth branch of the Beaufort County Library system. It will join the five existing library branches: Beaufort (1992), Bluffton (2002), Hilton Head (1998), Lobeco (2003), and St. Helena (2012).

The new branch will assume the space of the former Beaufort County Senior Services building located at 1408 Paris Avenue, in the heart of downtown Port Royal. On Monday, October 9, Beaufort County Council awarded the renovation contract to Beaufort Construction, LLC.

“The new library in Port Royal will be a great asset to the community of northern Beaufort County accessible by visitors to Cypress Wetlands, the Sands, nearby businesses, students, residents, retirees, golf carts and vehicles,” states Beaufort County Councilwoman Alice Howard. “I foresee a gathering place for all ages and stages. Beaufort County is very excited about this addition to the library system.”

The cozy building will offer, in addition to its book collection, a meeting room, study room, printer, copier, fax/scan unit, computers, Wi-Fi, and spaces for children, teens, and adults.

“Opening this library branch in Port Royal is very exciting. It’s a great way to serve the community and provide further outreach to residents,” states Beaufort County Councilwoman Anna Maria Tabernik. “Access to reading materials and an array of programs is an important part of having this library be a local hub for learning, for leisure and for life.”

An opening date has not yet been determined. Follow the branch’s progress by staying tuned to the library’s Port Royal Branch webpage at

"As Beaufort County continues to grow, the Library Board of Trustees thank the County for recognizing the importance of the library in every community and supporting new spaces to inform, inspire, and empower each of its citizens," states Lynne Miller, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees.

Job opportunities for the new branch positions will be posted on the Beaufort County Government Employee Opportunities page as the opening date draws closer.

"Working to bring this library to life has been a gift,” says Library Director Amanda Dickman. “We can’t wait to unveil this gift to a community that has already welcomed it."

For questions regarding the Beaufort County Library or the new branch, please contact Library Director Amanda Dickman at or (843)255-6547.


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