New library location opens its doors in Richland County

December 19, 2019

After several months of construction, Richland Library has added a new location to the Hopkins community. On Wednesday, December 18, staff held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and invited the community to take a look at the new building, which transformed from a former medical office into our 13th library location.

The nearly 2,600 square-foot structure, located at 9019 Garners Ferry Road, offers customers the following, enhanced spaces:

CHILDREN’S AREA: Inspire lifelong learning, get your kids ready for kindergarten or build reading muscles in our new Children’s Area.

FRESH PICKS: Skip the holds line and check out the latest titles from our collection of Fresh Picks.

LAPTOP BAR: Great minds come together in this open and interactive space. Bring your own laptop or check out one from us.

MEETING SPACE: Learn, create and share in this flexible space that supports community collaboration, small group discussions and more.

THE NOOK: Study with classmates or connect with friends and neighbors in this cozy space.

The upgrades are part of the more than $500,000 project that was planned for the Lower Richland location. It was made possible, thanks to the library’s general funds, funding from Richland County Council and the sale of the former Richland Library Sandhills building.

To look back at any of the library’s constructions projects over the last several years, visit

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.