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**All numbers have area code 864

Department Phone Department Description
Administration 596-3507    This department provides support for the County Librarian, Board of Trustees, and various Library departments to accomplish their missions and provide services to the general public. This support includes assistance with purchasing, clerical needs, facilities, and human resources.
Audio/Video 596-3502    This department provides assistance with audiovisual materials in varying formats such as videos, DVDs, compact discs, cassettes and cd-roms. We offer suggestions for listening and viewing for patrons of all ages. We lead a monthly film discussion group (The Film Fanatics) at Headquarters. This department also coordinates audiovisual equipment needs for the Headquarters' meeting rooms. Readers Advisors help adults locate adult fiction titles as well as offer reading suggestions. We promote adult reading through a monthly book discussion group (The Booklovers) and through a county wide Adult Summer Reading Program.
Childrens 596-3504    This department assists individuals in selecting age-appropriate literature for children starting from birth through sixth grade. We help guide them with library research for school reports and projects. Our resources include children's books and magazines, teacher resources, and a computer lab which offers educational games and electronic databases. We offer storytimes and puppet shows for children, daycare centers, and school groups and host special events to encourage reading such as Jamboread and the Summer Reading Program.
Circulation 596-3503    This department issues library cards and manages the user account by checking out items to the user and checking items in when the items are returned. Holds are picked up at the circulation desk and items can also be renewed here. Bills for lost or damaged items or overdue items are paid at the circulation desk.
Collection Management 596-3510    This department is responsible for all library materials, from the time the decision is made to purchase the material, until that material is delivered and ready to be placed on the shelf at any of Spartanburg County’s Public Libraries. Sometimes considered the“backbone of the library", this department acquires by ordering all materials, organizes by cataloging and classifying all materials, and processes by preparing all materials for use by library patrons.
Development 596-3507    This department provides public relations work for the entire library system and serves as the liaison with the various Friends groups at the ten libraries. The Development Department coordinates volunteer opportunities, including the summer Junior Volunteer program, special volunteers for festival and those who deliver library materials to the Homebound. Fundraising and partnerships with other community agencies or groups is also facilitated.
Local History 596-3508    The Kennedy Room of Local and South Carolina History and Cleveland Genealogy Department houses an extensive collection of source material for genealogy and history researchers. In addition to books, types of materials in our collection include microform, maps, media clippings, manuscripts, visual arts and access to several online genealogy databases. The materials’ focus is on Spartanburg County but also includes South Carolina and regional information.
Reference 596-3505    This department answers brief, factual questions, helps to guide individuals with library research, provides computer classes for adults, manages public access computing, and maintains magazine and newspaper collections. Our resources include printed collections and electronic databases. Many of the databases can be used from locations outside the library. We house reference books, government documents, magazines and newspapers, and local history and genealogy materials. We also oversee and manage the daily activities of the H. Carlisle Bean Law Library.
Systems 596-3500  x1273 This department supports Library services by providing computer technology. We work with the staff to provide the computer equipment and services which the public desires. We identify and implement new technology to improve Library services. We strive to give Library staff the technology tools they need to serve the public well.
Teens 596-3506    This department focuses on services to teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. All of our locations have dedicated Teen Services staff, separate teen collections (including graphic novels and magazines), and offer fun teen-only events. We also encourage teens to read for pleasure through programs like Teen Summer Reading, Teen Winter Reading and Teen Read Week.

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