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Borrow a SC State Park Pass

Explore South Carolina's State Parks for free and reap the benefits of spending time outdoors!

Please call your local branch to inquire about availability.

Visit the main desk or children’s desk at any of our branch libraries to borrow a SC State Park pass.

  • Borrowers must have a library card

  • Passes are available on a first-come basis

  • Pass can be checked out for 2 weeks

  • No renewals are allowed


Please note that there is a limited number of park passes available at each branch.

The Park Pass provides access to all 47 South Carolina State Parks.

Can I borrow/return the pass by using the library’s curbside service?

Yes. Please call your library branch prior to your visit to ensure that a pass is available.


Can I reserve/hold a park pass?

At this time, passes are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will, however, hold a pass for you for up to 30-minutes if you call the library ahead of time.


How many days can I borrow the pass? Can I renew if I’d like more time?

The checkout period is currently set at 14 days. Renewals are not available at this time.


My library card has fines. Can I borrow a pass?

To borrow a pass, a library card must be in good-standing (less than $10 in fines).


Where do I return the pass?

We ask that you please return the pass to the branch where it was borrowed, or, return the pass using the branch's curbside service. Please do not return the park pass at a different branch library.


Can you provide books or recommendations for books that support nature, wildlife, and National Parks?

Our staff is happy to provide books and recommendations! Please ask any of our staff members and they will direct you to the appropriate resources.

Check Out SC is a partnership between the SC State Library and SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT). The purpose of this project is to encourage patrons to take advantage of public spaces, specifically state parks, and reap the benefits of spending more time outdoors. 

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