The Abbeville County Library System’s online catalog will soon have a NEW look!
We are joining the SCLENDS Consortium on May 7, 2024!

What does this mean?

Short Answer: Big changes are coming soon to your online experience!

We will have a whole new online catalog – the SCLENDS catalog. The catalog (sclends.org) is what you use to search for books & other materials, place holds, and manage your account. For library staff, it’s what we use to locate and manage all materials and library accounts.

SCLENDS, which stands for “South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System,” is a consortium of 21 county libraries and the State Library that has agreed to share resources and circulating materials. SCLENDS libraries share a single catalog, which means that patrons can search for items at any of the libraries as easily as they search for items at their home library. Requesting items is as simple as clicking a button. Within a few days, any available circulating item can be delivered from any SCLENDS library across the state. This benefits libraries by helping them take advantage of economies of scale and share expertise with other libraries around the state.

How will this affect you?

You will now have access to all the materials in the SCLENDS Consortium.

While we are changing over, your access to our current catalog and your library account will be unavailable May 1-6. We understand that this may be frustrating for you, and honestly, it will be for us too. Though things will look a little different, we think you’ll like what you see!

What to Expect

We will be closed at all locations from Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, May 6. We will reopen on May 7th and at that point the catalog will be available.

The current online catalog will not be available after April 30.

We are not anticipating any interruption to our digital services (Jasmine Digital Library)

FAQs

Why are you switching systems?

Abbeville County Library System will become part of SCLENDS, a statewide consortium of twenty-one public library systems. We will be able to offer more access to materials to the citizens of Abbeville County.

Will my holds transfer?

Yes! Your existing holds will transfer to the new online system.

Will I need a new library card?

Your card will still work and all information in your library account will transfer over.

Please know that our excellent staff will be working hard to get things up and running as quickly as possible. We love our library patrons, and want you to have a great experience, every. single. time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new system.