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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 Events

FEBRUARY

01FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMBook Club: Rowdy Readers10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Irmo Branch Library

01FEB10:00 AM12:00 PMNow Showing: Mystery Movie Mornings10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

01FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: BYOBooks6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

01FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMHandmade: Bullet Journal2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

02FEB10:00 AM12:00 PMNow Showing: Friday Flicks10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

02FEB1:30 PM4:00 PMGame On: Canasta1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Valentine's10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

03FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMMaster Gardeners: Heat & Drought Resistant Plants3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

03FEB10:30 AM11:30 AMLifelong Learning: English Conversation Club10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Swansea Branch Library

04FEB2:30 PM4:00 PMLifelong Learning: Bluegrass2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

05FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMMaster Gardeners: Kids in the Garden3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

05FEB10:00 AM11:30 AMNow Showing: Monthly Monday Movie10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Swansea Branch Library

05FEB11:00 AM12:00 PMLifelong Learning: Movement Mondays (Yoga)11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

05FEB6:30 PM7:30 PMAuthor Talk: Lindsey Lamh6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

05FEB6:30 PM7:30 PMTech Talk: LearningExpress Library6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Irmo Branch Library

05FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMCommunity Conversations: Swansea Homeschoolers3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

05FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: Murder on Mondays6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

06FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMBook Club: Much Ado About Classics10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

06FEB5:30 PM6:30 PMHandmade: Illumination & Relaxation5:30 PM - 6:30 PM South Congaree Branch

06FEB1:00 PM2:00 PMBook Club: Lit on the Lake1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

06FEB2:00 PM4:30 PMHandmade: Beading in Batesburg2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

06FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: Detectives & Desserts6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

07FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

07FEB1:00 PM3:00 PMLifelong Learning: Cooking Matters1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

07FEB4:00 PM6:00 PMHandmade: Stitch2Gether4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

07FEB6:00 PM8:00 PMCommunity: Game Night6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

08FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMLifelong Learning: Identity Theft & Scam Prevention2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

08FEB6:00 PM7:30 PMHandmade: Clay Creations6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Chapin Branch Library

08FEB6:30 PM7:30 PMHandmade: Scented Winter Crafts6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

08FEB5:30 PM6:30 PMLifelong Learning: Gentle Yoga5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

09FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMSocial Scene: Chinese New Year2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

09FEB1:30 PM4:00 PMGame On: Canasta1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10FEB9:30 AM12:30 PMCommunity: Suzuki Strings9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10FEB11:00 AM12:30 PMSocial Scene: K-Pop Pop-up Party11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Gaston Branch Library

10FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMLifelong Learning: Valentine's Day2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

10FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMMaster Gardeners: Warm Season Vegetables2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

10FEB9:00 AM10:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Chapin Branch Library

10FEB10:30 AM12:00 PMHandmade: Crafter's Corner10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

12FEB11:00 AM12:00 PMLifelong Learning: Movement Mondays (Aerobics)11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

12FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMLifelong Learning: Decluttering6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

12FEB5:00 PM7:00 PMCommunity: Game Night5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

12FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMCommunity Conversations: Homeschool Hub6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

13FEB4:00 PM5:00 PMSocial Scene: Valentine's Tea Party4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

13FEB11:30 AM12:30 PMBook Club: Shelf Indulgence11:30 AM - 12:30 PM South Congaree Branch

13FEB1:00 PM2:00 PMHandmade: Strings & Things1:00 PM - 2:00 PM South Congaree Branch

13FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMHandmade: Watercolor Creations2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

13FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMBook Club: Happily Ever After3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

13FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMWell Written: Write Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

14FEB11:30 AM1:00 PMSocial Scene: Valentine's Day Party11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

14FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

14FEB11:00 AM12:00 PMSocial Scene: Fun Over Fifty11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

14FEB1:00 PM3:00 PMLifelong Learning: Cooking Matters1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

14FEB2:00 PM3:00 PMBook Club: Let's Talk About It2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

14FEB4:00 PM6:00 PMHandmade: Stitch2Gether4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: What's Cooking, CWC?10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMHistorically Speaking: The Civil War in Lexington County3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

15FEB12:00 PM1:00 PMBook Club: Blue Jays Book Club12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

15FEB6:00 PM7:00 PMLifelong Learning: Cricut Machine6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

15FEB6:30 PM7:30 PMPop-up Book Club: Fourth Wing Edition6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Chapin Branch Library

15FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMBook Club: Third Thursdays @ 33:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

16FEB10:00 AM12:00 PMNow Showing: Senior Movie10:00 AM - 12:00 PM South Congaree Branch

16FEB1:30 PM4:00 PMGame On: Canasta1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

17FEB10:00 AM11:00 AMLifelong Learning: Small Business Startup Resources10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

17FEB3:00 PM4:00 PMTech Talk: Photography 1013:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

17FEB3:30 PM4:30 PMHandmade: Social Stitchers3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Irmo Branch Library

19FEBAll DayClosed(All Day: monday)

20FEB6:30 PM7:30 PMHistorically Speaking: Lexington County in the Civil War6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

20FEB5:30 PM6:30 PMCommunity Conversations: Homeschool Huddle5:30 PM - 6:30 PM South Congaree Branch