Friends of the Library

Don’t just use the library; be a part of it. The Friends of the Anderson County Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the Anderson County Library System to help promote the growth, development, and greatest possible use of this institution. Membership is open to everyone.

There are many ways to contribute:

Volunteer: download an application


  • $5 Library Volunteer
  • $5 Student
  • $15 Individual
  • $25 Family
  • $50 Patron
  • $100 Benefactor
  • $500 Corporate

Your membership dues, at whatever level, are vital to our organization and to our library in helping to provide financial support for programs and materials that benefit patrons of all ages. In return, you’ll receive discounts at local businesses and advance notice of special Friends programs. Download the Friends of the Library brochure.

For more information about how you can be involved in the Friends of the Anderson County Library, please contact the Friends’ office at (864) 260-4500 x107 or contact the Community Services coordinator.

Friends of the Anderson County Library Book Store and Cafe

Located at the Main Library, all proceeds from the Book Store and Café support the Friends of the Anderson County Library.

Offering hot and cold beverages and a large variety of snacks, the Café is open*

Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm
11 am – 4 pm


The Book Store offers gently used books, magazines, and other materials, with rotating special sales every month. It is open*

Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm
11 am – 4 pm


*Hours subject to change without notice.

Book Donations

We always welcome used books and media items. The library gratefully accepts donations of the following items in good condition:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Magazines

Donations may be dropped off at the Main Library or any branch library’s front desk.

If you wish to donate a new book or books for the Main Library or a branch library in memory or in honor of an individual, please contact the Community Services coordinator. Bookplates are placed in each donated volume. We’ll send you an acknowledgment letter for your gift, and we’ll notify your honoree or designated family member of your thoughtfulness.

For more information, please consult the Donations and Gifts Policy.