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Union Carnegie Library

300 East South St.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 427-7140

Built in 1905 the Carnegie Library was the first library funded in the South Carolina with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie foundation. The Beaux Arts structure was designed by architects Wheeler and Runge who were responsible for the construction of numerous public buildings throughout the Carolinas and Georgia early in the twentieth century. The building features a copper dome, a defining feature of Wheeler and Runge design, interior and exterior columns, a stained glass ceiling and windows, and ornate architectural details. Named Library Journal's Best Small Library of the Year (2009) for service to the community and use of technology to improve services. Also a genealogical research documents covering Union County and the surrounding area. Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 am-7 pm; Wednesday and Friday: 9 am-6 pm; Saturday: 9 am-3 pm. No paid researchers.