The collections at the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy contain
8,000 children’s and young adult books available as resources for the public.
The Center's main collection consists of two parts — current materials and the permanent
collection. Current materials, received on a regular basis from publishing houses,
are kept for two years in the Center. At the end of the two-year period, they are
added to the research collection of Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South
Carolina or donated to schools, child care centers or other literacy initiatives.
The Center's permanent collection consists of award winning books (Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and others), folk tales and fairy tales, poetry,
holiday books, graphic novels, readers and books by South Carolina authors.
The Center is home for two special collections of books.