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Greenwood County Library, branch libraries open

Greenwood County Library

Greenwood County Library and its branch libraries reopened Monday.

It wasn’t just barbershops and gyms that opened back up on Monday. Greenwood County Library and its branch libraries in Ninety Six and Ware Shoals also reopened to the public.

The library is taking steps to protect its staff and patrons by practicing social distancing, wearing masks and gloves, and having protective shields at all public service points. Counters, tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly. Computer keyboards will be sanitized following each use.

All fines will be waived through June 30.

Greenwood County Library hours will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Services available:

  • Returning and borrowing materials
  • Photocopying, faxing and scanning
  • Computer and internet access

Limited services:

  • Information/reference
  • Computer lab help
  • Notary public
  • Study room access
  • Seating

The library is not accepting donations until further notice. For information, call 864-941-4650 or visit



Nearly three months after South Carolina recorded its first confirmed cases of COVID-19, Greenwood County has experienced its second death from the respiratory virus.

State health officials announced 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and one additional death.

Plastic recycling has ceased in McCormick, Saluda and Edgefield counties. However, officials hope that this will only be temporary.

A second Greenwood senior care facility has reported a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, and another employee is suspected of possibly having the virus.

State health officials announced 297 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths connected to the respiratory virus.

Lake Greenwood was abuzz with boating activity this past weekend.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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