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Beginning July 6, 2020

Beginning July 6, 2020, all Spartanburg County Public Library locations are open Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Patrons may check out materials and pick up holds. All locations will offer express internet services and free printing. Notary services will resume July 6 where available.

The Headquarters Library will resume processing passport applications by appointment only. This will only be for routine new or renewal applications, with no immediate/specific travel date. Expect significant delays in processing. Due to COVID-19, no expedited processing will be offered. We cannot provide a specific update on when you will receive your new passport or when your citizenship documents will be returned. Masks will be required. If you still wish to make an appointment, please call Information Services at 864-596-3505.

The Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy will be open for limited in person research appointments lasting one hour. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Kennedy Room staff at least 24 hours in advance at 864-596-3508 or you can use our Contact Us form and select the Kennedy Room department to schedule your appointment. Our staff will pull your requested materials prior to your appointment time so that you can make the most of your hour long appointment. No more than 2 researchers per appointment.

Patrons are asked to practice social distancing. Masks are encouraged as it may help reduce the spread of COVID. Your safety and the safety of staff are important. We look forward to seeing you!

Please check this page and our social media outlets for more updates.



During this time:

Online Resources Announcements

  • Ancestry.com Library Edition is temporarily available from home through July 31, 2020 with a library card.
  • All SC DISCUS resources available by IP authentication in South Carolina. NO username or password required for remote access.
  • Be sure to check out the OverDrive Always Available section for titles that have no checkout limits.
  • Bookpage Magazine will halt printing but instead make their issues available online for free.

Online Resources for Work, School & Recreation at Home

Check out the "While We're Closed" sections on these pages. Compiled by SCPL staff.


Additional Online Resources

Compiled by SCPL Staff

Find Physical Books Little Free Library Map
Online Storytimes: Stories read by authors and actors -
Richland Library's collection of celebrity storytimes posted on social media.
Stuck Inside Guide -
Created by the Children's Department at SCPL.
Homework Help: TumbleMath - grades K-6 ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Khan Academy - homework help for students Khan Academy - resources for teachers
Tutor.com - homework help for students, K-12 Scholastic Learn at Home grades 6+ - Daily lesson plans
More Books for You: Audio Book Cloud - all ages audio book database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Teen Book Cloud - grades 7-12 ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
Romance Book Cloud - collection of Romance novels
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
450 free ebooks
Username:sebco
Password:keepreading
ID #: 1
Free Audible books for teens
Free Apps: SimplyE App - free ebooks
no library card required
See the World: Thrillest - Google Earth virtual tours
of 31 national parks.
Robb Report - 14 international museums are offering free virtual tours of their spaces. WDEF - Zoos and aquariums across the country are livestreaming their animals.
10 Historic Homes - Includes Buckingham Palace, Monticello, Mount Vernon, and Blenheim Palace World Museums - 12 famous museums from around the world Famous Stages Around the World - Theatres, concert halls and opera houses
Federal & State Updates & Information: Federal IRS Tax Information - Federal tax deadline extended to July 15, 2020. South Carolina Department of Revenue - South Carolina tax deadline extended to June 1, 2020. Federal Department of State - U.S. Passport Updates