Here’s a special tip if you need WiFi– you can access free WiFi from the parking lots of every Richland Library location, even when they are closed! –Sloane

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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2020
Schedule Effective for All Library Locations, Starting March 16


Columbia, SC– Based on recent measures that the state of South Carolina is taking to prevent community spread of the coronavirus, Richland Library is announcing all locations will close, starting Monday, March 16, in the interest of public safety.
We are continuing to extend loan periods on materials, so customers do not incur lost fees until we return to full operation.
The latest updates, regarding library operations, are available online or through our social media channels.
Please visit for trusted information on the coronavirusCustomers also have access to the following entertainment and educational opportunities:
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
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