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Photocopiers are available at all ABBE libraries other than the Trenton Branch. Charges are for black and white or legal size copies are twenty cents (20¢) per page. Color copies are available at the following library locations: Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, Langley, North Augusta and Wagener. Charges for color letter or legal size copies are fifty cents (50¢) per page. If you need assistance in using a photocopier, please ask a staff member for help.

Microform reader/printers are available at the Aiken County and Barnwell County Public Libraries. Copies made on these machines cost twenty cents (20¢) per page.

Fax Machines

Fax machine service is available at most of the member libraries of the Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System

The library staff will only send faxes within the continental United States.

The cost to send or receive a fax is $1.00 per page.

Payment for the service must be made prior to any outgoing transmission.

Patrons receiving transmissions must pay incurred charges upon receipt of the facsimile.

Any cover sheet transmitted or received is considered as the first page of the facsimile, incurring appropriate charges.


Best sellers, DVDs and other high-demand circulating items in the standard collection sometimes are not readily available for checkout. A maximum of ten holds may be placed on these items. Holds must be checked out within seven days. Patrons may only check out four DVD's at a time, even if ten are on hold.

To place an item on hold you need to:

  • Be a valid library cardholder
  • Have no current overdue materials
  • Have fines totaling no more than $5.00

You may place your hold in person, over the telephone, or via IBistro.

Once your hold order is placed any member library will send the requested materials to the library location of your choice.

You may be notified by email or by an automated voice call when your item(s) on hold is/are available for pickup.

Reference materials or items in the "Friends' Rental Collections" may not be placed on hold.


Meeting Rooms

The ABBE Regional Library System provides meeting rooms at the following library locations for use by the public. The rules governing the use of each facility can be found by clicking on the desired location below. Contact the desired library location directly for more information and to place a reservation.

Aiken County Public Library
803-642-2020, ext. 1131 or 1132

Bamberg County Public Library
(803) 245-3022

Barnwell County Public Library

Edgefield County Public Library

Johnston Branch Library

Nancy Carson Library (North Augusta)


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