Circulating Kits

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Please be aware that the Interagency Mail Service (IMS) will no longer be transporting items to the State Library as of January 1st. If you are a non-SCLENDS library and you make a reservation, you will need to arrange a way to return it to Columbia. Please contact Rebecca Antill or Ryan Easterbrooks with any questions.

We offer a number of circulating kits for public libraries to use, including Legos, Board Games, DIY Escape Rooms, Bilingual Storytimes, Virtual Reality, Let’s Talk About It book kits, and many more. These kits are intended for hands-on interaction for all ages, although some kits are more appropriate for certain age groups.

Reservations

Reservations can be made up to six (6) months in advance, and branch locations can have two (2) kits checked out at one time. Please include your name and library branch in the “name field” when making a reservation.

Shipment of Kits

Please be aware that all South Carolina State Library kits are shipped using a statewide courier service, and can only be used in South Carolina.

  • Kits may be sent through SCLENDS.
  • Non-SCLENDS libraries will need to make arrangements to return the kits when making a reservation.
  • Richland County and Lexington County receive kits through their own county courier.
  • Please allow time for shipping when making a reservation.

Lost Items

Borrowers assume responsibility for broken, lost or missing items from kits. You will need to sign a User Agreement for certain kits before using. Contact our Youth Services Consultant, Rebecca Antill, for more information.

Teachers

We encourage teachers and school media specialists to utilize the circulating kits by working with their closest public library. Our preferred method is that you ask a public librarian to book the kits for you. This is the easiest way to keep the public librarians in the loop when booking, and the best way to ensure that confusion is avoided and you receive your kit in a timely manner.

Reserving Your Kit

If you have questions or encounter any issues, please contact kits@statelibrary.sc.gov.