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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

Closed. Right now we are not available.

Contact

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

Resources

Children, Teens & Adults

Upcoming Events

Date

Title

Current Month

JULY

01JUL11:30 AM12:30 PMLifelong Learning: Aerobics11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

01JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: Murder on Mondays6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

01JUL6:00 PM8:00 PMCommunity: Family Game Night6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

02JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMBook Club: Much Ado About Classics10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

02JUL1:00 PM2:00 PMBook Club: Lit on the Lake1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

02JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: Detectives & Desserts6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

03JUL4:00 PM6:00 PMHandmade: Stitch2Gether4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: BYOBooks6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

04JULAll DayClosed(All Day: Thursday)

05JUL1:30 PM4:00 PMGame On: Canasta1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

06JUL10:30 AM11:30 PMLifelong Learning: English Conversation Club10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Swansea Branch Library

06JUL11:00 AM12:00 PMBook Club: BYOBook Club11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

08JUL11:30 AM12:30 PMLifelong Learning: Yoga11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

08JUL5:30 PM6:30 PMHandmade: Jewelry Workshop5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Gaston Branch Library

08JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMGame On: Monday Night Murder6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library

09JUL11:30 AM12:30 PMBook Club: Shelf Indulgence11:30 AM - 12:30 PM South Congaree Branch

09JUL1:00 PM2:00 PMHandmade: Strings & Things1:00 PM - 2:00 PM South Congaree Branch

09JUL3:00 PM4:00 PMBook Club: Happily Ever After3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

09JUL4:00 PM5:00 PMCommunity: Garden-to-Table4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gaston Branch Library

09JUL5:30 PM6:30 PMAuthor Talk: C. Hope Clark5:30 PM - 6:30 PM South Congaree Branch

09JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMWell Written: Write Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

10JUL11:00 AM12:00 PMSocial Scene: Fun Over Fifty11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

10JUL2:00 PM3:00 PMBook Club: Let's Talk About It2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

10JUL3:00 PM4:00 PMHandmade: Ornaments3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

10JUL4:00 PM6:00 PMHandmade: Stitch2Gether4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMCommunity: Club de Conversación6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

10JUL6:00 PM8:00 PMGame On: Community Game Night6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

11JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMBook Club: Rowdy Readers Book Club10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Irmo Branch Library

11JUL10:00 AM12:00 PMNow Showing: Mystery Movies10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

11JUL2:00 PM3:00 PMHandmade: Bullet Journal2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

11JUL5:00 PM6:00 PMLifelong Learning: Library Antiques Roadshow5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

11JUL5:30 PM7:00 PMGame On: Tabletop Fusion5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

11JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMHandmade: Map It Out6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

12JUL1:30 PM4:00 PMGame On: Canasta1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

13JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Dreamcatchers10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

13JUL10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber Friends10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chapin Branch Library

13JUL11:00 AM12:00 PMHandmade: Jewelry Workshop11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

13JUL3:00 PM4:00 PMAuthor Talk: Cecil Williams & Claudia Smith Brinson3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

13JUL3:00 PM4:00 PMLifelong Learning: Archaeology Mythbusting3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

15JUL11:30 AM12:30 PMLifelong Learning: Aerobics11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15JUL1:00 PM2:00 PMHandmade: Chapin Creates1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

15JUL4:30 PM6:00 PMNow Showing: The Sandlot4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Gaston Branch Library

15JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMBook Club: Scary Story Society6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMHandmade: DIY Photo Canvas6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

15JUL6:30 PM7:30 PMBook Club: Forever Young (Adult) Book Club6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

16JUL6:00 PM7:00 PMHandmade: Color Yourself Calm6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch