The Berkeley County Library System enriches lives by informing, inspiring and illuminating.

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Our Vision

A literate, informed, engaged and enriched citizenry.

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Inform. Inspire. Illuminate.
Get INFORMED. Be INSPIRED. & ILLUMINATE Your Mind.
Information. Inspiration. Illumination.
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Our Core Values

TeamworkCooperating together to achieve our mission, support each person’s contribution to the success of the team, valuing innovation, creativity and flexibility.
Integrity: Being consistently truthful, ethical, and honest in all our personal, professional and business relationships.
Customer Service: Seeking ways to remove obstacles to the delivery of library services and resources. Respecting and supporting the diversity of people and opinions.
Advocacy: Establishing & enhancing collaborations with groups, organizations, and individuals to promote reading, literacy, and learning.
Lifelong LearningProviding learning services and resources for all within the library and the community.

Adopted by the Berkeley County Library System Board December 17, 2013.

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Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 30, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, September 30, 2022) – Emergency responses across Berkeley County are currently delayed. Due to high winds, high-profile vehicles (i.e. ambulances, fire trucks, and utility vehicles) are periodically suspended…

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 29, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 29, 2022) – Berkeley County will move from OPCON 3 to OPCON 2 at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 30, partially activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).…

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 28, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, September 28, 2022) – Berkeley County is under a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning as Hurricane Ian inches closer to South Carolina. A watch does NOT mean…

Berkeley County to Host ‘Working Wednesdays’ at BCLS Locations

Berkeley County to Host ‘Working Wednesdays’ at BCLS Locations

Jenna Ley JamisonFeb 24, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, February 24, 2022) – Starting next month, Berkeley County Government will be partnering with Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) to host a new monthly initiative called “Working Wednesdays”…

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