Driving directions to:

State Library - 1430 Senate Street Office
1430 Senate Street, Columbia, SC

From I-277:

  • Follow I-277 into Columbia, continuing straight on Bull Street.
  • Take a left onto Senate Street. The State Library's Office at 1430 Senate Street will be on your right.

 From I-126:

  • Take I-126 onto Elmwood Avenue (US-76 E).
  • Turn right onto Bull Street.
  • Take a left onto Senate Street. Library's Office at 1430 Senate Street will be on your right.

Training: Because visitor spaces are limited, the South Carolina State Library cannot guarantee a parking space for participants in training at the State Library. Participants are responsible for locating parking near the library.

Meters: Parking meters are located in front of the library and on side streets. Blue meters = 5 hours parking at 75 cents per hour. Green meters: 2 hours parking at 75 cents per hour. Red meters: 20 minutes parking time and cost 25 cents.

Parking: The University of South Carolina’s Pendleton Street parking garage, located between Bull and Pickens Streets, has two-hour and five-hour meters located on its lower level. Enter from Pickens Street (next street east from Bull Street) at the entrance marked “University of South Carolina Visitor Meters.” Meter cards ($4) may be purchased at the Pendleton Garage office located on the ground level (corner of Pickens and Pendleton Streets). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information, call (803) 777-5160 or connect to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/pendl.html.

Special Note: The State Library has a very limited amount of change available at the main desk on any given day. It is advisable that all visitors arrive with sufficient change for parking.