Reference Services

The library has a fully staffed and knowledgeable Reference Department to assist with your information needs. Our reference collection consists of a broad range of titles. The Library also provides access to online databases. In addition to on-site reference assistance, the staff is available by phone for brief reference questions or by email at sumref1@gmail.com.

Curbside Service

The Sumter County Library is currently offering curbside servie for our patrons at the Main Library and the Wesmark Library. 

General Guidelines

  1. You must have a valid library card. 
  2. Pick up will only be available at the Main library and the Wesmark library. We cannot offer pick up from the bookmobile or our South Sumter branch. 
  3. Pick up is only available from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM Mondays through Fridays 
  4. Pick up must be done at the branch that owns the item. We cannot send items between branches, and we cannot do interlibrary loans at this time. 
  5. You can only request five items per vehicle per pick up.

Requesting Items

  1. Place a hold online by clicking the “Search the Catalog” button. We will contact you to arrange a time for pick up when your request is ready.
  2. Email your request to sumref1@gmail.com,.and we will contact you when your items are ready for pick up. Please include the following in your email: 
    1. Your name as it appears on your library account 
    2. Your library card number 
    3. Your address and phone number 
    4. The title and author of the book you are requesting.
  3. Call the Main library at 803-773-7273 or the Wesmark library at 803-469-8110. Please have your library card, as well as the title and author you would like to request. 

Picking Up 

  1. Park in front of the main entrance. 
  2. Call the library and give your name and color and make of your vehicle. 
  3. A library staff member will bring your request and set it by your vehiclePlease wait until the staff member has walked away before you collect your items. 
  4. As a courtesy to other patrons, please return items on or before the due date. Returns must be placed in the book drop of the library the items came from.