AREA LIBRARIES AND FRIENDS GROUPS*
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SPARTANBURG COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

BOILING SPRINGS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Ann Braswell, President
871 Double Bridge Road
Boiling Springs, SC  29316
(864)578-3665 (Library)
EMAIL: abraswel@srhs.com
MEETING TIMES: Every other month-3rd Monday at 6:30 pm
DUES/FEES: $5/student; $10/adult; $25/family; $50/patron; $100/Sponsor; $250/Founder
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Desire to promote library and community.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Pick up application at the Library or from www.infodepot.org.
Support group for special programs, etc. at Boiling Springs Branch Library. Community service and events.
FUNDING: Self-funded by donations, book sales, and special programs.
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Boiling Springs
Date of Last Update: 20100813

CHESNEE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Mindy Stowell, President
100 Pickens Avenue
Chesnee, SC  29323
PHONE: (864)461-2423 (Library address and phone number)
Call for Information
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
OFFICERS: Chesnee Branch Librarian-Jack Underwood, jacku@infodepot.org
AREA SERVED: Chesnee
Date of Last Update: 20100927

COWPENS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Ray Quinn
181 School Street
Cowpens, SC  29330
(864)463-0430 (Library)
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Cowpens
Date of Last Update: 20100927

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, SPARTANBURG
Dr. Charles Kay, President
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864)596-3507 (Library)
MEETING TIMES: Meets 3rd Tuesday, every other month at the Library
DUES/FEES: $5/student; $10/adult; $25/family; $50/patron; $100/Sponsor; $250/Founder
Publishes REFERENCES (newsletter) twice a year, supports library activities, holds book sales, fund raising, sponsors yearly speakers, and supports children's programs.
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110629

INMAN FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Linda McAbee, President
50 Mill Street
Inman, SC  29349
(864)472-8363 (Library)
Meetings scheduled as needed
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Inman
Date of Last Update: 20110629

LANDRUM FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Whitney Blake, President
111 East Asbury Drive
Landrum, SC  29356
(864)457-2218
EMAIL: leem@infodepot.org
Bi-monthly events
Supports library activities.
DUES: None
FEES: $10
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Library
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
FUNDING: Fundraising
AREA SERVED: Landrum
Date of Last Update: 20101013

MIDDLE TYGER FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Sara Reid, President
170 Groce Road
Lyman, SC  29365
(864)439-4759 (library)
EMAIL: bbnew234@bellsouth.net
Meets 5th Monday, 10:30 am at the Middle Tyger Branch Library.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Open to anyone who desires to be a member.
FEES: $10
Supports library activities and programs.  Advocates for the library and reading in local communities.
FUNDING: Membership Dues; Book Sales
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Lyman, Duncan, Startex, Wellford, Reidville, and Greer
Date of Last Update: 20100920

PACOLET FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Faye O'Shields, President
390 West Main Street
Pacolet, SC  29372
(864)474-0421 (Library)
Meetings held at the Pacolet Library. Times to be announced.
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
OFFICERS: President/Treasurer-Faye O'Shields
AREA SERVED: Pacolet
Date of Last Update: 20110629

WESTSIDE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
525 Oak Grove Road
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)574-6815 (Library)
Meets as called by branch manager.
DUES/FEES: $10.00 per person
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out form
Founded 1988. Interested persons organized to lend support to the staff of the Westside Branch of the Spartanburg County Public Library.
FUNDING: Book sales
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Date of Last Update: 20110907

WOODRUFF FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Beth Hall, President
151 Oakwood Drive
Woodruff, SC  29388
(864)476-3862
EMAIL: bhall55039@charter.net
Meets as needed at Woodruff Branch Library.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must be willing to help and support the library.
DUES/FEES: $5.00/Student; $10.00/Adult; $25.00/Family
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out form at Woodruff Library
Group of interested persons who: 1)Work to focus attention on the library and to stimulate interest in the use of library resources and services; 2)Encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library; 3)Support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community.
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Public Libraries
AREA SERVED: Woodruff
Date of Last Update: 20100809

OTHER AREA LIBRARIES AND FRIENDS GROUPS

ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
Dr. W. Eric Emerson, Director
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC  29223
(803)896-6100 ; FAX: (803)896-6186
INTERNET: http://scdah.sc.gov
HOURS: Research Room: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: None
FEES: No fees associated with using the research facilities. Mail requests may carry minimal fees for research and copying.
SCDAH collects and preserves the records of the state of South Carolina, with more than 300 years of documents recording S.C. history. Provides services in records management, archival practices, historical and genealogical research, historic building and archaeological preservation, historical publications, and education.
FUNDING: State; Grants; Private Donations
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Steve Tuttle
Date of Last Update: 20111025

CANCER LEARNING CENTER
Perry Patterson
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)560-6747 or 1-877-455-7747(toll free) ; FAX: (864)560-6014
EMAIL: ppatterson@srhs.com
INTERNET: www.spartanburgregional.com
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: No requirements
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: None
The Cancer Learning Center is a consumer-oriented cancer library providing current, reliable, and readable information on cancer and cancer-related topics.  The center also offers an array of free cancer literature and internet access to the public.
PARENT AGENCY:
Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina and foothills of North Carolina.
Date of Last Update: 20100817

CENTER FOR THE BOOK
Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director
South Carolina State Library
Box 11469
Columbia, SC  29211
STREET ADDRESS: 1430 Senate Street
(803)734-8928 ; FAX: (803)734-8676
EMAIL: crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov
INTERNET: http://readsc.org
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
The South Carolina Center of the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center of the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of the Library and Information Science, and the Humanities Council SC.  The Center is located at 1430 Senate Street, Columbia SC, in the SC Center for the Book & Talking Books Reading Room.
PARENT AGENCY: The Literary Arts Partnership is a cooperative effort funded by the SC State Library, the SC Arts Commission, and The Humanities Council SC.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Frances Kablick, SC Literary Arts Partnership Coordinator, fkablick@statelibrary.sc.gov
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110809

COOPER LIBRARY, ROBERT M.
Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL)
Jan Comfort, Patent Coordinator
Box 343001
Clemson, SC  29634-3001
(864)656-5168 (Patent Coordinator) or 656-3024 (Reference Desk)
EMAIL: comforj@clemson.edu
INTERNET: www.clemson.edu/library/allsubjects/patents
HOURS: Call for hours
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: None
FEES: $.10/page for printing
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for an appointment
Designated a PTDL in 1992. Receives copies of U.S. patents and a variety of patent and trademark searching tools. Also provides access to patent and trademark information on the internet. These materials are freely available to the public. Reference Librarians are available to help you, but you must do the search yourself. Searching is time-consuming so it is recommended that you call the patent Coordinator to make an appointment.
PARENT AGENCY: Clemson University
AREA SERVED: South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
Date of Last Update: 20100908

FRIENDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA LIBRARIES
John Bradley, President
PO Box 11121
Columbia, SC 29211
(803)231-7825
EMAIL: fosclnews@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.foscl.org
HOURS: Meets annually in Columbia in April
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Groups or individuals
FEES: $10/Friend; $25/Special Friend; $100/Friend Indeed!; $20/Friends Group; $100/Corporate Friend (membership year is January-December)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: See website for membership application
The mission of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries is to motivate and support local Friends Groups, to preserve and strengthen libraries, and to create awareness and appreciation of library services.  Its goals are to: encourage the development of local Friends Groups; serve as a resource for Friends; promote libraries as cultural and information centers for individuals and groups; increase public awareness of library services; develop programs to extend and improve library services statewide.
FUNDING: Membership dues; grants
OFFICERS: Bill Cooper, Vice-President ; Mike Burkhart, Secretary ; Libby Law, Treasurer
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111031

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Tonia Harris, Manager of Library Services
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)560-6220 ; FAX: (864)560-6791
EMAIL: toharris@srhs.com
INTERNET: www.spartanburgregional.com/Services/Pages/HealthSciencesLibrary.aspx
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Focuses on clinical information not consumer health information.
FEES: none
The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Health Sciences Library is available to provide clinical and nursing healthcare information.  Public should first contact Cancer Resource Center for cancer information. The library is located on the ground floor of the Regional Heart Center.
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110601

MICKEL LIBRARY
Wade Woodward, Director
Converse College
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-9071 (circulation); (864)596-9020 (administration)
EMAIL: mickel.library@converse.edu
INTERNET: www.converse.edu/academics/mickel-library
HOURS: Fall-Spring semesters: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-11 pm; Friday, 8 am-6 pm; Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm; Sunday, 1-11 pm  Summer hours are shorter.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Converse students, Alumnae, faculty, staff, and administrators
FEES: $25 for a two-year community borrower's card (check out privileges only)
FUNDING: Private
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Mark Collier, Coordinator of Reference and Collections
PARENT AGENCY: Converse College
AREA SERVED: Converse Community
Date of Last Update: 20100617

SANDOR TESZLER LIBRARY
Oakley Coburn, Dean of the Library
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)597-4300 or 597-4302 (reference)
EMAIL: jonesjp@wofford.edu
INTERNET: www.wofford.edu/library/
HOURS: Fall-Spring: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-midnight; Friday, 8 am-7 pm; Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm-midnight
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Wofford students, faculty, and staff, and reciprocating SC college reciprocal borrowing agreement members.
FEES: Lifetime Membership: $75.00 for community borrowers. High school students may not buy a card.
21 day circulation period; videos are 7 day circulation. Special collections, reference books, archives, software, and periodicals do not circulate.
FUNDING: Private
PARENT AGENCY: Wofford College
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Meghan Cathey-ILL, 597-4300; Paul Jones-Circulation, 597-4301; Ellen Tillett-Reference, 597-4302
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110608

STATE LIBRARY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Talking Book Services
PO Box 821
Columbia, SC  29202-0821
STREET ADDRESS: 1430 Senate Street
1-800-922-7818 or (803)734-4611 ; FAX: (803)734-4610
EMAIL: TBSbooks@statelibrary.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.statelibrary.sc.gov/tbs
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Residents of South Carolina who: Cannot hold a book or turn pages due to physical disabilities. Cannot see standard size print due to visual impairment or blindness. Have temporary disabilities due to injury, illness, or surgery. Have a physically–based learning disabilities.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or write for more information. Spartanburg Public Library has applications on file. May also print applications from the website.
Submit an application signed by a professional such as a medical doctor, licensed social worker, rehabilitation instructor, and the like.
We offer recorded fiction and non-fiction books (bestsellers, romances, westerns, biographies, travel and more) Qualified patrons may now download books from our website.  Large print and Braille books; Personalized readers’ advisory service; Free loan of specialized playback equipment for library provided recordings; Toll free telephone access.
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina State Library
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110909

STATE LIBRARY, SOUTH CAROLINA
David Goble, Director
PO Box 11469
Columbia, SC  29211
STREET ADDRESS: 1430 Senate Street
(803)734-8656 and (711)734-4611 (TDD) ; FAX: (803)734-8676
EMAIL: dgoble@statelibrary.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.statelibrary.sc.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Please see website for details
FEES: Please see website for details
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Visit http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/obtaining-a-library-card/ to download, complete, and submit a library card application. 
The South Carolina State Library is a national model for innovation, collaboration, leadership and effectiveness. It is the keystone in South Carolina's intellectual landscape. We optimize South Carolina's investment in library and information services. We do this by supporting good governance for South Carolinians through the provision of research and information service to elected officials and and state government personnel; providing equal access to information for all South Carolinians; ensuring collaboration and cooperation among information providers and cultural institutions; defining standards for libraries and librarianship that promote professionalism and excellence among library personnel statewide; providing and promoting superior library and information services through research, development and implementation of leading edge practices; and advocating for innovation and learning in order to create a better informed and more highly skilled South Carolina citizenry.
FUNDING:
The State Library is funded by the State of South Carolina and through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
PARENT AGENCY: The South Carolina State Library is an independent state agency governed by a board of seven members appointed by the Governor, with one member from each Congressional District and one from the state at large. Members serve five-year terms and may be reappointed. The Director, who is responsible for the operation of the agency, is appointed by and is responsible to the State Library Board. The director, David S. Goble, supervises division directors and the communications director. This organizational structure reflects a collaborative team management environment, with all divisions and departments participating as part of the agency's leadership team.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS:  Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, Director of Communications, 803-734-8928, crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110928

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE
Library
Nancy M. Lambert, Assistant Library Dean
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)503-5620 or 503-5611 ; FAX: (864)503-5601
EMAIL: nlambert@uscupstate.edu
INTERNET: www.uscupstate.edu/library
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-10 pm; Friday, 7:30 am-5 pm; Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday,  2-10 pm; Call or check website for library hours during summer sessions and between sessions.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff - no fee; community borrowers - $25.00/year; Must be at least 16 years of age and have picture ID with current address.
FEES: $0.25/item/day fines for overdue books with 3 day grace period
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Check at circulation desk
Books circulate 21 days. Maps, audiovisual, archival materials, reference, and periodicals do not circulate. Call or check website for library hours during summer sessions and between sessions.
PARENT AGENCY: University of South Carolina Upstate
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110803


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