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

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 PROGRAMS

september

01sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

01sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

02sep10:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventNow Showing: Morning Movie Classics10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

02sep3:00 PM4:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventKidzone: Fall Leaves3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

02sep4:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventFull STEAM Ahead: You're the Computer4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lexington Main Library

03sep6:00 PM7:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventSocial Scene: Library After Hours6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

04sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

04sep10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventCareer Building: Resume Workshop10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

06sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventWell Written: Chapin Writers Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

07sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

07sep1:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventGiving Back: Irmo Blood Drive1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

07sep6:00 PM7:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTeenScene: How do I?6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

07sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventBonding Over Books6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

08sep9:30 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventTech Talk: Genealogy Workshop9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lexington Main Library

08sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community Park of Irmo

08sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

08sep2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Knit2gether2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

09sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Gilbert Community Park

09sep10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

09sep4:30 PM5:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventPicking Up STEAM: Flight–Paper Engineering4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Lexington Main Library

09sep5:00 PM6:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTeen Advisory Board5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

09sep5:00 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventTeenScene: Movie Night5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Pelion Branch Library

09sep5:30 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Seed Saving 1015:30 PM - 6:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

10sep11:00 AM11:30 AMToddlertime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chapin Branch Library

11sep10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventTech Talk: Cooking Databases10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

11sep10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventMaster Gardeners: Seeds10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pelion Branch Library

13sep11:30 AM4:30 PMIn-Person EventGiving Back: Lexington Blood Drive11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Lexington Main Library

13sep4:00 PM5:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Crochet Club4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

13sep5:00 PM6:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTeenScene: D&D Explorers5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lexington Main Library Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

13sep6:30 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventPajama Storytime: At the Park6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Community Park of Irmo Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

14sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

14sep4:00 PM4:45 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventPage by Page: Tween Book Tasting4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

14sep4:00 PM5:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventOutside the Lines: Marvelous Marbling4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

14sep5:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventNow Showing: Raya and the Last Dragon5:00 PM - 7:00 PM South Congaree Branch

14sep6:00 PM7:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventWritable: Teen Wordsmiths6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library

14sep6:00 PM7:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventPage by Page: Middle School Graphic Novel Book Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

14sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventHistorically Speaking: The Case of Willie Leaphart6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

15sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

15sep1:00 PM1:45 PMIn-Person EventPreschool Storytime1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Chapin Branch Library

15sep2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Knit2gether2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15sep4:00 PM5:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Drama Games4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

16sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Gilbert Community Park

16sep11:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: So Creative11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

16sep3:30 PM4:30 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventKidzone: Hopscotch3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Gaston Branch Library

16sep4:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventKidzone: Sensational Slime4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lexington Main Library

16sep6:00 PM7:00 PMPostponedIn-Person EventHandmade: Essential Oils6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

16sep6:00 PM7:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTeenScene: Fall Pottery6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

17sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventYoga Storytime: Bedtime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

18sep10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventHandmade: Craft Corner10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

18sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

18sep2:00 PM3:00 PMIn-Person EventAuthor Talk: Susan Zurenda2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lexington Main Library

18sep3:00 PM4:00 PMPostponedIn-Person EventCommunity Conversations: Paulo Freire3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

18sep3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventArt Afternoon: Listen & Draw a Story3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

20sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventWell Written: Chapin Writers Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

20sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventMovie Trivia6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

21sep10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Gaston Branch Library

21sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

21sep6:30 PM7:30 PMIn-Person EventHistorically Speaking: Lexington County6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

22sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Community Park of Irmo

22sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

22sep2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Knit2gether2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

22sep3:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventFamily Dance Party3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lexington Main Library

22sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventLegal Clinic: End of Life Issues6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library

23sep10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventStorytime at the Park10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Gilbert Community Park

23sep10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

23sep3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventKidzone: Let's Make Ice Cream3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

23sep4:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Nebula Necklace4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lexington Main Library

23sep6:30 PM7:30 PMIn-Person EventCommunity Conversations: Talk Saves Lives6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Irmo Branch Library

24sep11:00 AM11:30 AMToddlertime11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Chapin Branch Library

27sep4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Crochet Club4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

27sep5:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventTeenScene: Bad Art Night5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lexington Main Library

28sep10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

28sep5:00 PM5:45 PMIn-Person EventPage by Page: Teen Book Tasting5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

28sep6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventWritable: Teen Wordsmiths6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library