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Aiken County Public Library 

314 Chesterfield St. SW
Aiken, SC 29801


(803) 642-2020

Library Manager:
Michael Swan


Due to sidewalk repairs at the Aiken County Public Library on November 5 and 6, patrons are asked to stay off the front sidewalks and walk across the grass to reach the front entrance.  The book returns are open but must be reached by entering the library parking lot near the Library Park.


Hours of Operation   Statistical Snapshot
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 - 6 Building Size: 23,000 sq.ft.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 - 9 Items Checked Out in FY2012:
Saturday 10 - 6 240,272
Sunday CLOSED Public Computers: 33

On March 20 Dick Dewar received the 2014 Outstanding Elected Official Award presented by the Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) at their annual meeting held at the Richland Library in Columbia.  John Bradley, FOSCL president, made the presentation to Dewar with remarks on Dewar's contributions to the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library, an organization Dewar led from 2005 to 2009.

"During his tenure as president, Dick worked with Friends' officers and library staff to increase the membership, fundraising and profile of the organization within Aiken, " Said Mary Jo Dawson, Director of the ABBE Regional Library System. 

The Friends of the Aiken County Public Library nominated Dewar for the state award after recognizing him locally with their "Best Friend" award in October 2013. This award was established in 1991 to recognize individuals and agencies that have provided outstanding support to the Aiken County Public Library.

The Aiken Friends of the Library Sponsor Amazon Wish List
The Friends of the Aiken County Public Library invite patrons to make a wish come true by purchasing a new book, CD, or DVD for the Aiken County Public Library through the’s Wish List program. Patrons can use the Wish List link from either the library or the Friends’ website to see the items on the library’s wish list. The Amazon Wish List consists of high-quality books and audio-visual materials selected by library staff. Due to the budget cuts in State funding, the library is not otherwise able to afford these titles.

When a patron buys the items on the library’s Wish List, they are mailed to the library’s processing center. As an added perk, patrons who purchase wish list items for the Aiken County Public Library may choose to be the first to check them out by entering a note in the "gift option" section.

All donations are tax deductible as the law allows. Donors are advised to keep their receipts from in order to take advantage of tax deductions.



ABBE Regional Library System 314 Chesterfield Street SW Aiken, SC 29801 (803)-642-7575
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