Ask A Librarian

Our "Ask A Librarian" service can be used to answer brief factual questions (no financial, legal, medical, or tax advice). Make your questions specific and complete and tell us where you have already looked for the answer. For questions for a child, give a grade level or age.


Telephone Reference

Library staff is available to answer your questions during normal business hours. You may talk to a Reference Librarian Monday through Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday 9am - 6pm, and Sundays (between Labor Day and Memorial Day) 2pm - 6pm. Just give us a call at 803-981-5825.


OverDrive Support

If you need help using OverDrive or have questions, be sure to view the Beta Help and frequently asked questions. If you need further assistance or have unanswered questions please feel free to e-mail us through the OverDrive Support page.


Live Homework Help®

Connect to a tutor from a library or home computer and interact online by chatting, drawing on the virtual "blackboard" and speaking.
Live Homework Help® is a registered trademark of Tutor.com.


Genealogy Questions

Genealogy questions are subject to copyright laws and the fees listed below. We will send you a letter after receiving your question, and you must send a reply, with prepayment of the hourly charge, to have your question answered.

  • Labor: $25 per hour.
  • Photocopy: 25¢ per page.
  • Microfilm Copy: 50¢ per page.

E-mail a Librarian

You can send your questions or comments via e-mail to reference@yclibrary.net. Or you may use our web form to e-mail a librarian by clicking here.