Library Updates

Hughes Main LibraryAnderson Road Branch, Augusta Road Branch, Five Forks BranchGreer Branch, Mauldin BranchPelham Road Branch, Simpsonville Branch, Taylors Branch, and Travelers Rest Branch are open to the public. Continue checking regularly for Library updates. Patrons may enjoy brief browsing, public computer use, and make an appointment to visit the South Carolina Room at Hughes Main Library

To help make your visit as safe as possible, please note the following 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. 
  • For your safety, remain 6' from others and follow directional arrows.

Curbside Holds Pickup service continues to be offered only at the following library location: Berea Branch. For more information about Curbside Holds Pickup services visit our Curbside Holds Pickup services page. 

Closed due to Maintenance
The following Library locations will experience temporary closures for scheduled maintenance:

Please do not deposit your book donations in 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 some 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. Overdue fines on library items resumed Monday, August 10. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. Fines will not accrue during this quarantine period.

Are overdue fines being assessed?

Overdue fines on library items resumed Monday, August 10. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. Fines will not accrue during this quarantine period.  

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. 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?

You may visit any library location to renew your Library card. Please be prepared 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.

Can I sit down and stay a while in the library?

All seating has been removed (except for chairs at public computers). Please limit your visit to 1 hour.

Can I use the library’s WiFi from outside the building?

Yes, WiFi is available at all library locations, and network coverage includes the lawn in the front of the Hughes Main Library and parking areas at all 11 branches. To connect, select gclswireless from the list of available wireless networks and click "Accept".


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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