For the safety of our patrons and staff, all York County Library locations will be closed until further notice.

* No fines will be charged for items during these closings. Visit YCL's Virtual Library for free e-books, audiobooks, and more!

Libraries May be Closed, but We are Still Working for You!


Even though we have had to close our doors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still working to provide you with the best service possible. We have many digital services available to you on our All Resources, Homework Help, Online Learning, Self-Publishing, and Virtual Library pages. We are continuing to make updates to the services and more, to better serve you.


York County Library eCard - Would you like to use our digital services, but don't have a library card? We now have a solution for you. Introducing the York County Library eCard! YCL eCards are temporary library card numbers that are available to York County, SC residents only. An email address is required to be issued an eCard. Applications will be processed within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday. Once the library reopens, eCard holders may visit a branch with proof of identity and be given a YCL card.

SC Codes - SC Codes is a learning platform and coding community, connecting South Carolinians to free education and resources to unlock careers in technology, while also training and empowering programmers across our state. Join SC Codes on YouTube for live insights and Q&A during "Mentor Mondays" each Monday at 7 p.m. EST.

Freegal Music - Freegal Music has added unlimited 24-hour streaming with your York County Library Card, giving you 'round-the-clock access to over 15 million songs from over 40,000 music labels.

Hoopla Engage - Are you without a YCL library card or waiting to receive your new YCL eCard, but want to use Hoopla? Well now you can! When signing up, select York County Library (SC) and then on the library card page, just click the box that states you don't have a card. Please note, Hoopla Engage accounts are limited to a total of 10 borrows.

Hoopla Bonus Borrows - Thanks to the Midwest Tape Family, all Hoopla accounts now have access to the Hoopla Bonus Borrows collection. Feel free to borrow as many items as you want from this collection because they will not deduct from your allotment of borrows.

Hoopla borrows increased to 8 per month - To better serve you, the number of Hoopla borrows for YCL card members has been increased to 8 per month.

Hoopla account restrictions lifted - We have configured Hoopla to allow all YCL card members access, regardless if the account is expired or has fines.

Ancestry Library available from home - We have configured Ancestry Library Edition so you can use it from the comfort of your home. Please note, a YCL card is required to access this service.

 Creativebug  account restrictions lifted - We have configured Creativebug to allow all YCL card members access, regardless if the account is expired or has fines.

York County Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


York County Library is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) with local, state, and national health officials. For the safety of our patrons and staff, all York County Library locations will be closed until further notice. Please note that all information remains subject to change. Continue to check our Coronavirus Page, website, or Facebook for updates.

Updated Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • No fines will be charged for items due during these closings.

  • All library bookdrops are locked. Please do not leave items at the library as we are not able to process returns during the closure.

  • All in-person library services and programs are suspended at this time.

  • Interlibrary Loan, Book Club Kits, and Technology Tutoring services are unavailable while our libraries are closed.

  • If your library card is set to expire while the library is closed, just send us a message on our Contact Us page and we can renew that for you. Please be sure to include your full library card number as well as your current address and phone number.

  • We have configured our Wi-Fi to not require a password and stay on while the buildings are closed. 

  • The library is unable to accept donations during the closure. Please do not leave any donations outside the library. Donations left during the closure will be discarded as a safety precaution. 

  • All hotspots currently checked out will remain in service and no additional fines will be charged during this time.

  • Reservations for all meeting rooms have been suspended and all existing reservations have been canceled.

  • Our Virtual Library and other online services will remain available to our patrons.

  • Online tutoring is available daily from 2:00 - 11:00 p.m. through Brainfuse.

  • You can still access most of our databases without a library card via Discus.

  • Friends Books on Main will be closed at least until Thursday, April 2.

  • If you have questions or need to contact us during this closing, please use our Contact Us page. We will still monitor messages received, although our reply may be delayed more than usual.​

New Discus Resources

With school closings around the state due to the COVID-19 situation, Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library has temporarily acquired access to new vendor-provided and state-funded resources. Access all three resources from the A-Z List or By Grade Level tabs.

  • - Connect with a live tutor, submit a paper for review, or drop-off a math question using K-12 students in South Carolina may use these services free of charge. Live tutoring is available 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.

  • TumbleMath - Use animated story books to help with math teaching and learning! TumbleMath is targeted to grades K - 6. Browse playlists for Manga Math, Math Matters, and more! Access books in 14 categories from counting to word problems, geometry, probability, and more.

  • TeenBookCloud - From O. Henry's Gift of the Magi, to Orwell's Animal Farm, and from middle school fiction to popular teen reads, TeenBookCloud provides your grade 7 - 12 students and YA and teen library patrons with access to well-stocked online bookshelves! Find fiction, non-fiction, classics, drama and poetry, AP English, eBooks, graphic novels, audiobooks, and videos in this collection.

Other News & Updates


  • Due to COVID-19, Age of Learning is providing school districts, schools, and parents at-home access at no cost to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ by visiting Parents or guardians must ask an administrator or teacher at their district or school to complete the form.

  • Abdo Digital Is offering its digital products, the “Elementary Digital Bookshelf” and “Secondary Digital Bookshelf,”  for free now through June 2020.

  • Due to the recent school closures, Tumblebooks has opened up access to some of their other products.

  • Scholastic is offering free daily courses for kids stuck at home amid coronavirus school closures.

  • Comporium is offering free internet service for 60 days along with installation to households with students as long as the household is within Comporium's service area and does not currently have or have had internet service in the past 90 days.


Our locations are closed, but our 24/7 Virtual Library brings the Library to you! You only need a YCL card to access our popular and our newest resources and learning tools, and even movies, TV, music, audio/e-books, and magazines!

Check out our Research, Self-Publishing, and Online Learning pages. See why York County Library is Your Community Link!

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