Library Board

The Library Board is authorized to employ and discharge employees, to purchase, lease hold and dispose of real and personal property in the name of the county for the exclusive use of the county public library system, to acquire books and other library materials, to designate or mark equipment, rooms and buildings and other library facilities, to commemorate and identify gifts and donations made to the library system, and take any actions deemed necessary and proper to establish, equip, operate and maintain an effective library system within limits of approved appropriations of county council, adopt regulations necessary to ensure effective operation, maintenance and security of the property of the library system, but which are not in conflict with policies or regulations established by the county council. The County Library has facilities in Lancaster and the Town of Kershaw and in Indian Land.

Authority: Act 564 of 1978, Codified as Section 4-9-35 et seq., South Carolina Code of Laws of 1976. Ordinance adopted by the Lancaster County
Council on 6/11/79( #44); Ordinance amended by the Lancaster County Council on 12/4/89 (#180); Ordinance amended by Lancaster County Council on 6/25/94 (#242).

Governing Body: Nine members appointed by the Lancaster County Council. One member is appointed from each of the seven council Districts and two at-large members. Residency in the council member’s district is not required.

Term of Office: 4-year terms. Membes may serve 2 consecutive terms, but will thereafter be ineligible for appointment for a period of two years.

Staff Liaison: Rita Vogel, Chief Librarian, 803-285-1502

Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month, every other month at 6:30 p.m., Lancaster County Library.

Deborah Hegler At-large 6/30/2025
Dr. Deborah Cureton At-large 6/30/2023
Rita Vogel Director  
Lynne Carroll District 1 6/30/2025
Erick V. Crawford District 2 6/30/2023
MaryEtta Taylor District 3 6/30/2025
Phyllis Jarvis District 4 6/30/2023
Leocadia R. Francis District 5 6/30/2025
  District 6 6/30/2023
George Kirlin District 7 6/30/2025