local South Carolina history

Local History & Genealogy

The South Carolina Room

The South Carolina Room — located on the ground floor at Lexington Main Library — houses the core of our local history and genealogy collection. The collection includes non-circulating reference books, maps, local obituary indexes, microfilmed newspapers, census records, historical papers, family histories, military records and photographs.

The mission of the South Carolina Room is to collect, preserve and provide access to materials that focus on the history and genealogy of Lexington County and the surrounding counties that made up the old Orangeburgh District as well as the state of South Carolina as a whole.

Research

The Reference staff at Lexington Main Library are available to provide assistance with genealogical and local historical research.

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open. Right now we are available for service.

Contact

5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, S.C. 29072
Phone: (803) 785-2680
Email: ask@lexcolibrary.com

Resources

Children, Teens & Adults

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

june

01jun3:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

01jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventChef Jeff Henderson6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

02jun2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

03jun2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

03jun3:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

03jun3:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gaston Branch Library

03jun5:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

03jun5:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventClemson History & Trivia6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

04jun1:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff1:00 PM - 4:00 PM South Congaree Branch

04jun3:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Fest3:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

07jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

07jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales from the Zoo2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

08jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

08jun4:00 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventKnights in Training4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

08jun6:00 PM7:00 PMVirtual EventTeen Writers Workshop6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

09jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community Park of Irmo Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

09jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventMusic & Movement10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

10jun11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventOcean Diving Deep11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

10jun4:00 PM5:00 PMVirtual EventArt Afternoon: 3D Pixel Art4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventWriting Your Memoir with Kim Boykin6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

11jun2:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

12jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventFamily Storytime10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

14jun10:30 AM11:15 AMVirtual EventFull STEAM Ahead: Paper Plate Challenge10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

14jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Cinelle Barnes6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

14jun7:00 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventPajama Storytime7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library

15jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

15jun3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventCamp Half-Blood3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

16jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventLittle Learners Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

16jun11:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventOutside the Lines11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

16jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Jerry Craft2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

16jun3:00 PM4:00 PMVirtual EventBird Watching 1013:00 PM - 4:00 PM Event Organized By: Pelion Branch Library

17jun10:00 AM10:45 AMIn-Person EventBooks & Beyond: Bubbles10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

17jun10:30 AM11:15 AMVirtual EventDIY Workshop: Tiny Journals10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

17jun11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventSo Creative11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

17jun3:00 PM4:00 PMVirtual EventArt Afternoon: Origami & Paper craft3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

17jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventThe Viking Colonization of Ireland6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

18jun10:00 AM10:45 AMFun Friday: Healthy Tales10:00 AM - 10:45 AM South Congaree Branch Event Organized By: South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch

18jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventYoga Storytime: Farm Animals10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

19jun9:00 AM1:00 PMIn-Person EventMain at Market9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

21jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventPreschool Storytime10:00 AM - 10:30 AM South Congaree Branch

21jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventNature Nook: Who's at the Birdfeeder?2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

21jun6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventFull STEAM Ahead: Float Your Boats6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

22jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

22jun5:00 PM6:00 PMBreak In: Fairy Tale Edition5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch Event Organized By: Gilbert-Summit Branch Library

22jun6:00 PM7:00 PMVirtual EventTeen Creative Writers group6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

23jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community Park of Irmo Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

24jun10:00 AM4:00 PMIn-Person EventStuffed Animal Sleepover10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

24jun11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales: River Otters11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

24jun2:00 PM3:00 PMIn-Person EventArt Afternoon: Tie Dye2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

24jun4:00 PM5:00 PMVirtual EventGame Night4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

24jun6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventDIY Workshop: Tie Dye6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

24jun6:30 PM7:00 PMVirtual EventPajama Storytime6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

24jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Tom Poland6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

25jun11:00 AM11:30 AMIn-Person EventFamily Storytime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chapin Branch Library

26jun10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventFamily Storytime10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

28jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales from the Zoo2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

28jun6:00 PM7:00 PMCrochet Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library Event Organized By: Chapin Branch Library

29jun10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

july

01jul10:30 AM11:15 AMVirtual EventChameleon Art10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

07jul10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventMusic & Movement10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

07jul10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community Park of Irmo Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

08jul4:00 PM5:00 PMVirtual EventFull STEAM Ahead: Circuit Bugs4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

09jul11:00 AM11:30 AMIn-Person EventFamily Storytime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chapin Branch Library

10jul9:00 AM1:00 PMIn-Person EventMain at Market9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

10jul10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Granby Gardens Park Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

12jul10:30 AM11:15 AMVirtual EventFull STEAM Ahead: Newton's Laws10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

12jul6:00 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventFull STEAM Ahead: Making Music6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Chapin Branch Library

13jul11:00 AM11:30 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

13jul4:00 PM4:30 PMYoga Games4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch Event Organized By: Gilbert-Summit Branch Library

13jul6:00 PM7:00 PMVirtual EventTeen Creative Writers Group6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

14jul11:00 AM11:30 AMIn-Person EventFamily Storytime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chapin Branch Library