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

november

01nov10:00 AM10:30 AMFamily StorytimeIrmo Branch Library10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

01nov10:00 AM10:30 AMBook BabiesCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

01nov10:00 AM11:00 AMMuch Ado About ClassicsLexington Main Library10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

01nov10:30 AM11:00 AMRomp & RhymeLexington Main Library10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

01nov10:30 AM11:30 AMPreschool StorytimeGaston Branch Library10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

01nov10:45 AM11:15 AMToddlertimeCayce-West Columbia Branch10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

01nov11:30 AM12:00 PMToddlertimeLexington Main Library11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

01nov11:30 AM12:15 PMPreschool StorytimeSwansea Branch Library11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

01nov1:00 PM2:00 PMLit on the LakeChapin Branch Library1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

01nov3:30 PM4:00 PMPreschool StorytimeLexington Main Library3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

01nov4:30 PM5:30 PMLevel Up: Escape RoomIrmo Branch Library4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

01nov5:00 PM6:00 PMLevel Up: Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?Gilbert-Summit Branch5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

01nov6:00 PM7:00 PMDetectives & DessertsCayce-West Columbia Branch6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

01nov6:30 PM7:30 PMCommunity Conversations: Annuity BasicsLexington Main Library6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

02nov9:30 AM10:00 AMRomp & RhymeLexington Main Library9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

02nov10:00 AM10:30 AMRomp & RhymeBatesburg-Leesville Branch10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

02nov10:00 AM10:30 AMFamily StorytimeIrmo Branch Library10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

02nov10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber FriendsLexington Main Library10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

02nov10:00 AM12:00 PMTech Talk: One-on-OneCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

02nov10:30 AM11:00 AMToddlertimeLexington Main Library10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

02nov10:45 AM11:15 AMPreschool StorytimeBatesburg-Leesville Branch10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

02nov11:30 AM12:00 PMPreschool StorytimeLexington Main Library11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

02nov1:00 PM1:30 PMPreschool StorytimeChapin Branch Library1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

02nov2:45 PM3:30 PMLego ClubGilbert-Summit Branch2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

02nov3:00 PM4:00 PMTech Talk: One-on-OneLexington Main Library3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

02nov3:30 PM4:30 PMFamily Dance PartyLexington Main Library3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

02nov4:00 PM5:45 PMTween Extreme: The Nightmare Before ChristmasGaston Branch Library4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

03nov9:30 AM10:30 AMMini Movers: Toddler FoamnasiumLexington Main Library9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

03nov10:00 AM11:00 AMHistorically Speaking: Indigenous American SkillsCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

03nov10:00 AM11:00 AMRowdy Readers Book ClubIrmo Branch Library10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

03nov10:30 AM11:00 AMFamily StorytimeGilbert-Summit Branch10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

03nov10:30 AM11:30 AMMini Movers: Preschool FoamnasiumLexington Main Library10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

03nov3:00 PM3:30 PMLego ClubSouth Congaree Branch3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

03nov3:00 PM4:00 PMKid Zone: Clay OrnamentsChapin Branch Library3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

03nov4:00 PM5:00 PMLevel Up: Game NightBatesburg-Leesville Branch4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

03nov4:00 PM5:00 PMKid Zone: Captain Underpants PartyLexington Main Library4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

03nov6:00 PM7:00 PMCoffee, Books & MoreCayce-West Columbia Branch6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

03nov6:00 PM7:00 PMHandmade: Clay OrnamentsChapin Branch Library6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

04nov10:00 AM11:00 AMTech Talk: MasterclassCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

04nov10:00 AM12:00 PMTech Talk: One-on-OneBatesburg-Leesville Branch10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04nov11:00 AM11:30 AMToddlertimeChapin Branch Library11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

04nov12:00 PM4:00 PMGame On: Puzzle PartySouth Congaree Branch12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

04nov1:00 PM2:00 PMTech Talk: One-on-OneSwansea Branch Library1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

04nov2:30 PM4:30 PMGame On: CanastaCayce-West Columbia Branch2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

05nov10:00 AM10:30 AMBook BabiesLexington Main Library10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

05nov10:00 AM11:00 AMCareer Building: Resume WorkshopLexington Main Library10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

05nov11:00 AM11:30 AMFamily StorytimeLexington Main Library11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

05nov11:00 AM12:00 PMFamily Palooza: Paper MakingPelion Branch Library11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

05nov2:00 PM3:00 PMCareer Building: Resume Writing TipsCayce-West Columbia Branch2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

07nov10:00 AM12:00 PMNow Showing: Morning Movie ClassicsCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

07nov10:00 AM10:30 AMToddlertimeSouth Congaree Branch10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

07nov11:00 AM11:30 AMPreschool StorytimeSouth Congaree Branch11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

07nov5:00 PM6:00 PMTeenScene: Mix It Up SmoothiesLexington Main Library5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

07nov6:00 PM7:00 PMMystery Book ClubBatesburg-Leesville Branch6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

07nov6:00 PM7:30 PMHandmade: Vision Board WorkshopIrmo Branch Library6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

07nov6:30 PM7:00 PMPajama StorytimeCayce-West Columbia Branch6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

08nov10:00 AM10:30 AMBook BabiesCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

08nov10:00 AM10:30 AMFamily StorytimeIrmo Branch Library10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

08nov10:30 AM11:00 AMRomp & RhymeLexington Main Library10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

08nov10:30 AM11:30 AMPreschool StorytimeGaston Branch Library10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

08nov10:45 AM11:15 AMToddlertimeCayce-West Columbia Branch10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

08nov11:30 AM12:00 PMToddlertimeLexington Main Library11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

08nov11:30 AM12:15 PMPreschool StorytimeSwansea Branch Library11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

08nov11:30 AM12:30 PMRebe's ReadsSouth Congaree Branch11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

08nov1:00 PM2:00 PMHandmade: Strings & ThingsSouth Congaree Branch1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

08nov3:00 PM4:00 PMHandmade: CrafternoonLexington Main Library3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

08nov3:00 PM4:00 PMHappily Ever After Book ClubCayce-West Columbia Branch3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

08nov3:30 PM4:00 PMPreschool StorytimeLexington Main Library3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

08nov3:30 PM4:30 PMCraft Squad: Kindness CardsBatesburg-Leesville Branch3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

08nov4:00 PM5:00 PMEpic Crafts: Making in MiniatureIrmo Branch Library4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

09nov9:30 AM10:00 AMRomp & RhymeLexington Main Library9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

09nov10:00 AM10:30 AMRomp & RhymeBatesburg-Leesville Branch10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

09nov10:00 AM10:30 AMFamily StorytimeIrmo Branch Library10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

09nov10:00 AM11:00 AMHandmade: Fiber FriendsLexington Main Library10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

09nov10:00 AM12:00 PMTech Talk: One-on-OneCayce-West Columbia Branch10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

09nov10:30 AM11:00 AMPreschool StorytimePelion Branch Library10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

09nov10:30 AM11:00 AMToddlertimeLexington Main Library10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

09nov10:45 AM11:15 AMPreschool StorytimeBatesburg-Leesville Branch10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

09nov11:00 AM12:00 PMSocial Scene: Oldies but GoodiesChapin Branch Library11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

09nov11:30 AM12:00 PMPreschool StorytimeLexington Main Library11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

09nov1:00 PM1:30 PMPreschool StorytimeChapin Branch Library1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

09nov1:00 PM2:00 PMMaster Gardeners: HydrangeasCayce-West Columbia Branch1:00 PM - 2:00 PM