Library News & Notes

BCL is a great resource for back-to-schoolers

As families settle into another school year, it's a great time to remember that one of the most beneficial resources for students of all ages is free and can be found in five convenient locations across Beaufort County.

That resource is your public library.

The Beaufort County library system has branches in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. Each one has friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you locate and use our print and digital resources.Read More...

There's an app for that: Must-haves for Lowcountry booklovers

In our fast-paced, high-tech, super-sized society, apps on mobile devices keep busy Americans in the know while they're on the go. In a recent report ("Smartphone Ownership 2013") Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project estimates that 56 percent of all American adults own and use smartphones. Similarly, Pew's "Tablet Ownership 2013" report finds that a third of American adults say they own a tablet computer.Read More...

Downloadable Audiobook Scheduled Outage

During the weekend of August 24–25, in order to implement a number of improvements, the OneClickdigital (downloadable AUDIObooks) website will be down for an extended period. This downtime will begin at 6:00 AM EDT on Saturday, August 24, and run through 8:00 AM EDT on Monday, August 26. After the upgrade to the new platform is complete, you will continue to have access to OneClickdigital, and all checkouts and holds will be kept in place.

Explore your digitally creative side at St. Helena

Public libraries are changing, even in Beaufort County. Still stocked with books, DVDs, magazines and CDs, the St. Helena Island library is a little different from most models we are used to seeing. In the back corner of the building lies the Mac Media Production Lab, a place where customers can feed their creativity through the use of Macintosh computers, film equipment, 3-D modeling and graphic design software. Three-D printers and robotics kits are on the way this winter. Read More...

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