The Supreme Court Library has over 40,000 volumes of law related materials. It is the second largest public legal research collection in the state after the USC Law Library. We have a strong collection of South Carolina materials including opinions of the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, S.C. Code of Laws, S.C. Acts & Joint Resolutions, and several S.C. Bar publications. The collection includes regional and federal reporters, form books, treatises and law journals. Our collection also includes all briefs and records of cases heard before the S.C. Supreme Court from 1918 to the present. We have the briefs and records of cases heard before the S.C. Court of Appeals from 1983 to the present.
The Library primarily serves the Supreme Court and other members of the state judiciary and state/federal government agencies. We are open to the general public.
Circulation of library materials is restricted to court personnel. All other users may research the library materials in-house. The Library staff is always happy to provide assistance in locating and using materials.
A photocopier is available for public use in the Library. Copies are 20 cents per page. The Library accepts cash or checks for payment. Please make checks payable to the South Carolina Supreme Court Library. Law firms may establish a billing account with the Library.
The Library has files with articles about the Court building, justices and other subjects related to the history of the Supreme Court. Please ask a staff member if you are doing historical research and we will be glad to help you access these files.