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

december

01dec10:30 AM11:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

01dec2:30 PM4:30 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventHandmade: Knit2Gether2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

01dec2:45 PM3:45 PMIn-Person EventLego Club2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

01dec3:00 PM4:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

01dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

02dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventTech Talk: Health Resources10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

02dec10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

02dec4:00 PM8:00 PMIn-Person EventMain at Market4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

02dec4:00 PM5:00 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Reindeer Games4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

02dec4:30 PM5:30 PMEvent OverIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Project for Pups4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lexington Main Library

02dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Bad Art6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

02dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventCoffee, Books & More6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03dec2:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Holiday Photos2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

03dec4:00 PM8:00 PMIn-Person EventMain at Market4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

03dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventSocial Scene: Library After Hours6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

04dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventHandmade: Homespun Holidays10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

04dec3:00 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventSocial Scene: Downton Abbey Tea Party3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

06dec10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 10:30 AM South Congaree Branch

06dec10:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventNow Showing: Morning Movie Classics10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

06dec11:30 AM4:30 PMIn-Person EventGiving Back: Blood Drive11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Lexington Main Library

06dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

06dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventWell Written: Chapin Writers Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

06dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventMystery Book Club6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

06dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Sewing 1016:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library

07dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventMuch Ado About Classics10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

07dec11:30 AM12:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories11:30 AM - 12:30 AM Swansea Branch Library

07dec1:00 PM2:00 PMIn-Person EventMaster Gardeners: Winter Colors1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

07dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

07dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Frames4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

07dec5:30 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: DIY Foot Scrubs5:30 PM - 6:30 PM South Congaree Branch

07dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventBonding Over Books6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

08dec9:30 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventTech Talk: Genealogy Workshop9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lexington Main Library

08dec10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventPreschool Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pelion Branch Library

08dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

08dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

09dec10:00 AM4:00 PMIn-Person EventStuffed Animal Sleepover10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

09dec10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

09dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventFull STEAM Ahead: Gears3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

09dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventFamily Palooza: Cards & Cookies4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

09dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Early American Holiday Crafts4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

09dec5:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventTeenScene: Trivia Night5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

09dec6:00 PM6:30 PMVirtual EventPajama Storytime6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Lexington Main Library Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

09dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventTeenScene: I Spy Ornaments6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

10dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventFamily Palooza: Visit with Santa4:00 PM - 5:00 PM South Congaree Branch

10dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventGame Day4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

10dec4:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventKidzone: Christmas Coding4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Swansea Branch Library

11dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventHandmade: Homespun Holidays10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

11dec10:00 AM11:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

11dec11:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventKidzone: Captain Underpants11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lexington Main Library

13dec10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 10:30 AM South Congaree Branch

13dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventMonday Morning Book Club10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

13dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

13dec4:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Crochet Club4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

13dec5:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventTeenScene: Winter Holiday Extravaganza5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lexington Main Library

14dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

14dec3:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventKidzone: Snowflake Structures3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pelion Branch Library

14dec5:30 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventHappily Ever After Book Club5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

14dec5:30 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Holiday Cookies5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Swansea Branch Library

14dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventWritable: Teen Wordsmiths6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lexington Main Library

15dec10:30 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventPajama Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pelion Branch Library

15dec2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Knit2Gether2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

15dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

15dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

16dec10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventFamily Storytime10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

16dec11:00 AM12:00 PMHandmade: So Creative11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Cayce-West Columbia Branch

16dec3:00 PM5:00 PMIn-Person EventSpinecrackers Book Club3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

16dec4:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Trivia Night4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Lexington Main Library

16dec5:00 PM5:45 PMIn-Person EventEpic Crafts: Ornaments5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Gaston Branch Library

16dec5:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: DIY Body Scrubs5:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

17dec2:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTween Extreme: Holiday Cookies2:00 PM - 4:00 PM South Congaree Branch

17dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Natural Beauty3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

17dec3:30 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventYoga Storytime: Zoo Trip3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

18dec10:00 AM11:00 AMIn-Person EventHandmade: Homespun Holidays10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lexington Main Library

20dec10:00 AM10:30 AMIn-Person EventSunshine & Stories10:00 AM - 10:30 AM South Congaree Branch

20dec11:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventBlue Jays Book Club11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

20dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

20dec6:30 PM7:00 PMVirtual EventPajama Storytime6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Event Organized By: Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library

20dec6:30 PM7:30 PMIn-Person EventMonday Evening Book Club6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Irmo Branch Library

21dec11:00 AM12:00 PMIn-Person EventIt's a Hardback Life Book Club11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

21dec6:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventHandmade: Color Yourself Calm6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

21dec6:30 PM7:30 PMIn-Person EventHistorically Speaking: Christmas Traditions of Lexington6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Lexington Main Library

22dec3:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventTech Talk: One-On-One3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Main Library

30dec5:30 PM6:30 PMIn-Person EventGilbert-Summit Book Club5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

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