Library News & Notes

Lowcountry Joint Land Use Study survey

The Lowcountry Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort conducted as a joint venture between Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, Lowcountry Council of Governments (COG), Beaufort County, the City of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, the State of South Carolina, and other affected stakeholders.Read More...

Book a summer 'vacation' at your local library

Stuck on ideas for what to do this summer? Looking for something to do that the whole family can get involved in close to home? Vacation at your local library.Read More...

Exhibit in BDC Leaves June 27th

Have you ever gone to Charleston via US Highway 17? If so, you've gone slap through the middle of the Combahee Ferry Historic District. Learn about early transportation in SC, the lost settlement of Radnor, and the daring raid of the 2nd USCT and Harriet Tubman to free 700 enslaved people from rice plantations along the river 151 years ago in the Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibit now on display.Read More... downtime

Ancestry and Ancestry Library Edition users may have trouble accessing the site. was recently the victim of a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. According to's Facebook updates, no data was compromised, and they are working quickly to restore service.

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