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Hartsville Memorial Library PDF Print E-mail
Written by Audrey Tripp   

The Hartsville Memorial Library is located in downtown Hartsville, South Carolina, in the northwestern part of Darlington County.  It was started by volunteers in 1920. The Hartsville Library Board was officially commissioned on March 27, 1936, by an act of the S.C. Legislature.

In 1968, the library became a part of the Darlington County Library System.

The Library has made many moves during its history. In 1994, the library moved to its present location at the corner of 6th Street and West College Avenue. A new wing was added in 2001. Renovations were also made to the original building, including the installation of new wiring and the addition of new computers.

The Hartsville Memorial Library is the largest facility in the system.  It also has the highest circulation in the system.

 Address & Telephone 

147 West College Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550  
Telephone (843) 332-5115   
Fax (843) 332-7071 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm 
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm 

Branch Manager 
Joseph Rice
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A Family Movie is shown the first and third TUESDAY of each month at 4 pm in the community room.

Book Discussion for adults is held the fourth TUESDAY at noon, check with the front desk for the book title and the date. Please RSVP so seating can be arranged accordingly.

Adult Craft is the first WEDNESDAY of the month at 3 pm.

Computer Instruction is every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 6:30. Pre-registration is required. Please see the reference staff to register or call 843-332-5115 extension 4.

Anime/Manga club for grades 7-12 meets the third FRIDAY at 5:00 when the library closes. Please RSVP for this program - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Story Time is every TUESDAY at 10 am. 


Visit the Friends Booth at Hartsville's

 Downtown Marketplace the 2nd Saturday

each month.  

Join the Friends now   

Membership envelopes are available at the library


 you may join through the website

Seniors/Students - $10

Individuals - $25

Family - $50

Patron - $75

Benefactor - $100

Sustainer - $250

The Next Book Sale will be held October 6-9, 2016.

Thursday (6) 5-8 pm

Friday (7) Everyone - 9 am to 7 pm 

Saturday (8) Everyone - 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday (9) Everyone 2 pm to 4:45 pm - Bargain Time ----a bag of books for $2.00


Thursday evening is for

members of the Friends ONLY.

*Members of the Friends enjoy special

shopping hours during book sales and

reduced admission to library sponsored

 events.  You support a wonderful resource in

 the community with your membership.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 March 2017 )
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