No Library Card? Apply for a Temporary Card Online

While libraries are closed to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, you can still enjoy our online services, including Overdrive and RB Digital ebooks and e-audiobooks, DISCUS, and more. Fill out the application here:

This temporary library card is available to Florence County residents 18 and older who do not currently have a library card. These cards are valid throughout the coronavirus COVID-19 shutdown and provide access to ebooks, databases, and other online resources during the closure. You will be emailed a library card number after your application is processed. Card applications will be processed between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, with most applications processed within 24 hours.

When the library reopens, you may convert this temporary card into a regular card by visiting any library branch with photo ID and proof of residency. After that you will have full access to all library services, including borrowing physical materials.

Please call your local library location or reach out on social media with any questions.

All locations of Florence County Library System temporarily closed

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all branches of the Florence County Library System will be closed to the public in order to mitigate and prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The closing is scheduled to last until further notice.

All due dates and library card expiration dates will be extended past the duration of the closing. Customers who have library materials checked out may return them after the library reopens, as book drops will be closed in order to prevent contamination. No late fees will be charged for any items due during this time. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT YOUR ITEMS ARE OVERDUE PLEASE DISREGARD IT.

While closed to the public, the library will still answer questions and provide reference service through telephone, email, and social media. Customers are also encouraged to use the digital services available on the library website, including downloadable ebooks and e-audiobooks through OverDrive and RB Digital, and SC DISCUS resources such as TumbleBooks for children. Library staff will also be cleaning, conducting inventory of collections, and performing in-service training.

We will resume full operations as soon as it is possible to do so safely for library staff and customers. Updates will be posted to the library website, social media, and local media outlets.

For more information, please call (843) 662-8424.

Florence Library Presents “Big Library Read” for Early April

Despite the library’s closure due to the current pandemic, Florence County Library System patrons can join thousands of readers around the world for the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. This global ebook club will feature a free and unlimited download from March 30 – April 13 with the ebook version of Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary.  An online discussion board will allow readers all over the world to post and share their reactions. (more…)

AARP Tax Preparation at the Library

All tax preparation services by AARP at our main library and our Timmonsville branch are temporarily suspended. You can keep track of the status of tax preparation by both the AARP and the IRS at

A possible alternative to AARP tax preparation is with the United Way VITA service, which can be contacted at 843-662-2407.

Florence Library Announces Spring Coding Meetups

On Thursday, February 20, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host an SC Codes meetup at 6:30 p.m. in the Dunlap Hopkins Technology Training Room on the second floor. Attendees will be able to try out the SC Codes online platform and get free guidance from local tech industry mentors.  Future dates for library meetups include May 7 and 21 (both of them on Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. (more…)

Florence Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Pee Dee Poet Laureate, Dr. Jo Angela Edwins, will visit the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library to share her love of poetry. Accompanying Dr. Edwins on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. will be Dr. Rebecca Flannagan and Libby Wiersema. (more…)

Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00 PM
Luncheon with
Author Mary Alice Monroe

Ticket price is $45.00 and includes the book. There will also be four (4) $100 tickets for seats at the author table.

Tickets can be purchased at, mailed to FoFCL, 509 S Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506 or paid by check or cash at the library circulation desk. For a $100 ticket call Mary Wiser 843-413-7065 to confirm your desire to purchase since these will be first come first serve basis. If you need to leave a message, my phone leaves a date and time of call. (more…)