Oconee County Public Library, Oconee County, SC

About Us and FAQs

Mission

The mission of the Oconee County Library system is to connect our diverse communities with information resources that enrich, enlighten and entertain.

History of the Oconee County Public Library

The Oconee County Public Library was first established in May of 1948. The first library opened in October of that year in the old courthouse annex in Walhalla, SC. A bookmobile was also purchased and began operation in that same year. Between 1950 and 1953, branch libraries were established in Westminster (1950), Salem (1952) and Seneca (1953). In 1968, the Seneca Library was the first to have a building constructed specifically for library purposes. It was dedicated in October, 1968. Other new, purpose-built facilities were erected in Walhalla (dedicated October, 1979) and Westminster (dedicated September, 1979). The Salem Library, dedicated in May, 1981 shares space with the Town Hall. The Seneca Library, built in part with funding from the City of Seneca, became part of the county system in 1983, as well as undergoing an expansion at that time (completed in 1985).

The Future

As you can see, the OCPL has not updated its facilities in some time…29 years to be exact! But libraries and library services are still vitally important to the communities we serve, and we will strive to continue to seek new funds and new ways of serving you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a Library Card?

How long may I keep items?

Do you have a Friends of the Library organization?

Who is on the Library’s Board of Trustees?

Are you hiring?

Other Important Information

Patron Code of Conduct

Staff Directory

Director: Philip Cheney
Branch Services: Blair Hinson
Technical Services: Robena Barton
Youth Services: Stacie Powell
Volunteer Administrator: Janice Lovinggood

  • Hours

    Walhalla
    Monday & Tuesday, 9-9
    Wednesday - Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-1
    Sunday, 2:00-5:30

    Seneca
    Monday - Thursday, 9-8
    Friday, 9-6
    Saturday, 9-4

    Westminster
    Monday, 11:30-8
    Tuesday-Friday, 10-6
    Saturday, 9-1

    Salem
    Monday, 10:00-6
    Tuesday-Friday, 8:30-5

  • Branch Locations

    Walhalla Library
    501 W. South Broad Street
    Walhalla, SC 29691

    Seneca Branch
    300 E. South 2nd Street
    Seneca, SC 29678

    Westminster Branch
    112 W. North Avenue
    Westminster, SC 29693

    Salem Branch
    5B Park Avenue
    Salem, SC 29676

  • Telephone Numbers

    Walhalla Library
    864.638.4133

    Seneca Branch
    864.882.4855

    Westminster Branch
    864.364.5760

    Salem Branch
    864.944.0912

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