Library Updates

Starting July 6, the Greenville County Library System is excited to announce the reopening of the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville for brief browsing, computer use, and South Carolina Room research appointments. Curbside holds pickup service at Hughes Main Library has ended. Due to public health concerns, all other Library System facilities are closed until further notice. 

We are so excited to welcome patrons back to the Hughes Main Library. For your safety, the following policies will be in place during your visit:

  • A limited number of visitors will be allowed in the building at a time. 
  • Do not enter if you are not feeling well. Due to public health concerns, please limit your visit to 1 hour. 
  • Masks are required when entering the building and when receiving assistance from staff. Staff assistance may be limited and brief.
  • For your safety, remain 6' from others and follow directional arrows.

Also starting July 6, Curbside Holds Pickup service has been expanded to include all branch library locations. For more information about Curbside Holds Pickup services visit our Curbside Holds Pickup services page. 

Please note: Do not deposit your book donations in these exterior book returns. We are so thankful for the generosity of our community, and are working on a plan for accepting materials donations again in the future. 

For information about how to access our online and downloadable resources, please visit our Your Online Library page. For information about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any library resources I can use while most Library locations remain closed?

Yes. The Library System provides a wide range of digital resources to download and stream! From your device, you can download and stream audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, movies, music, and TV shows with your library card. Also, enjoy our learning and research databases and reading lists for adults, kids, and teens.

Can I put library materials in outdoor book returns?

Yes, exterior book returns at all 12 Greenville County Library System locations are open and accepting checked out materials. All returned materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before they are made available for use again. Please expect a delay of several days in removing these items from your library account. No overdue fines will be assessed during this time.

I don’t have a Library card. Can I still get one?

Yes. If you don't already have a library card and are a Greenville County resident at least 18 years of age, you may sign up for an eCard to access online resources and some streaming/downloading services. eCards are valid for a limited time before you need to come in to complete your Library card application in person and receive your full access card.

Visit any library location to obtain your physical library card to have full access to all Library services. During your visit to renew your Library card, you will need to present your photo ID and proof of current address.

My library card is about to expire (or already has!). How can I renew it?

We’ve got you covered. All accounts nearing their expiration date have been automatically renewed through July 31, 2020! After that, you may visit any library location to renew your Library card. During your visit to renew your Library card, you will need to present your library card, your photo ID, and proof of current address. During this visit, you will also need to return or renew any overdue materials and pay any outstanding fines on your account.

I have a question about my account or about the library's digital resources. Is there anyone who can help me?

Library Staff are available to take your calls Monday-Thursday from 10a-8p and Friday-Saturday from 10a-5p.
You may also call 864-527-9258, email , or use the online chat option available in the bottom right hand corner of this page and all other pages of this website.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will provide updates as they become available.

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