Richland Library Announces Browsing & Computer Use Options, Starting 10/26

As Richland Library continues to thoughtfully and intentionally expand services across our system, we're preparing to safely offer options for browsing and computer use, starting Monday, October 26.

Outdoor browsing is available, weather permitting, at 12 library locations - with the exception of Richland Library Main. Customers can peruse and check out popular titles for all ages.

Outdoor laptop use is available at 12 library locations - with the exception of Richland Library Main. There are no reservations. Customers can access laptops for one hour on a first-come, first-served basis.

Limited indoor computer use is available at Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly Street). Customers can book a one-hour appointment, with printing capabilities, online or by calling 803-799-9084. To comply with social distancing guidelines, each computer station is spaced six feet apart along the Atrium and accessible from our Hampton Street entrance.

For the welfare of customers and staff, the library is implementing the following safety protocols:

*face-covering requirement for customers, ages three and older

*30-minute intervals in between computer and laptop uses for staff to clean equipment, sanitize stations and charge devices

*temperature checks prior to entering the building for indoor computer use

Currently, we provide select services from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday at all 13 library locations. The latest updates, regarding library services and operations, are available over the phone, on our website and through our social media channels.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

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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