Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I get a library card?

    • To receive a free full-privilege, resident card, you must show proof of current residence. To be considered a permanent resident, you must live in Spartanburg county at least 6 months of the year. A free library card is also available to anyone who lives in another county but owns property in Spartanburg County. Applicant must provide Spartanburg County tax receipt, proof of identity, and proof of current address. More information
  • How can I get a book from another library?

    • Interlibrary Loan is the process used to obtain materials or photocopies from other libraries when the materials are not available in the Spartanburg County Library system. Any person with a Spartanburg County Library card is eligible to request ILL materials with the exception of the out of county free cards issued to children. More information
  • How can I renew materials?

    • Items may be renewed for one additional loan period. If the item has holds on it, it may not be renewed. The renewal may be requested in person, online, or by telephone. In order to avoid late charges, the renewal must be requested by the due date. Login to My Account to renew materials.
  • Can I return books to any library?

    • Yes. Regardless of which library location you checked out the item, you may return it to any location.
  • Where can I find a listing of new materials the library has received?

    • Try viewing our Books, Movies, and Music page for quick links to downloadable audio books, online book clubs, and monthly newsletters. New items, along with classics, are highlighted through these products.
  • Does the library have computers for public use?

    • Yes, each library location has computers for the public to use for word processing and internet access. These services are free, however computer prints are 15 each for black & white and 50 each for color.
  • Does the library have wireless internet?

    • Yes, each library location provides free wireless internet access.
  • How can I search the libraries’ online databases from home?

    • By simply visiting our Research Databases page. To access databases from home you will need either your library card number or a username and password. For any questions, accessing databases from home call 864-596-3505.
  • How do I reserve a meeting room?

    • Each library location has at least one meeting room. To reserve these rooms, please call the location where you would like to meet. View contact information for all of our Library Locations.
  • How do I become a library volunteer?

  • When is the library store open?

    • The library store is staffed by volunteers. For hours, see the Library Store page.
  • How can I donate books?

    • The Libraries accept donations of materials including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, etc... during operating hours. More information
  • Can I apply for a job online?

    • Currently the Libraries do not accept applications online, however there is PDF application that you may download, print, and complete. More information
  • When are the libraries’ storytimes for children?

    • Please view a list of our current Storytimes for each library location.