This week we are celebrating South Carolina literature . Kerry Jeyschune, Digital Projects Coordinator for the South Carolina State Library , joins us this week to explain how to access thousands of EBooks from the State Library. We are also taking this opportunity to highlight the work of our 2018 Student Research Fellow, John Sterling Poole .
Explore the SC State Library's EBook Central
The South Carolina State Library provides access to thousands of e-books available online for South Carolina residents to enjoy. Deep dive into topics such as literature, history, fine art, and more using EBook Central. Looking to brush up on some professional development in marketing, digital media, and web design? Check out the e-book materials on Safari Books Online by the South Carolina State Library. EBook Central and Safari Books Online can both be found at the bottom of the South Carolina State Library’s list of collections here .

Start your e-book journey today! Read e-books right away through your web browser or download a virtual copy to read offline. When downloading a virtual book, provide your South Carolina State Library card number to receive a PDF version of the e-book you select.

Don’t have a State Library card? No problem! Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the South Carolina State Library is providing eCards to South Carolina residents age 18 and over who do not currently have a library card. Find the online application here . For more information about the S.C. State Library’s eCard program visit their website .
Kerry Jeyschune
Digital Projects Coordinator
South Carolina State Library
If you have any questions, staff are available to help Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact the South Carolina State Library by e-mail at or by phone at (803) 734-8026. The S.C. State Library’s Ask A Librarian text chat feature is also available, found at the bottom of the library’s website at .
Student Research Spotlight: John Sterling Poole
Being South Carolina Humanities’ Student Research Fellow for 2018 was such an honor and a terrific experience for me! My project focused on South Carolina literature’s value in South Carolina curriculum . Through this research project, I completed a survey of South Carolina literature spanning time periods, genres, subjects, and authors. I found similarities stretching across county lines, and I realized drastic cultural differences throughout our state’s history. On top of that, I got to meet some authors and poets as well as influential people in the lives of some of South Carolina’s most famous writers like Pat Conroy. After conducting all the interviews, looking through the survey responses, and reading a great deal of literature, I constructed a presentation that not only argues for South Carolina literature’s place in public education but also explains how to implement the literature into the classroom. I have had the privilege to present several times to aspiring educators, and it is my deepest hope that through this project and through South Carolina Humanities’ support, South Carolina literature can find its way into more and more of our classrooms.

John Sterling Poole
SC Humanities 2018 Student Research Fellow