While Main-Richland Library is undergoing renovations the Walker Local History Room has relocated to a temporary location on the first floor. All of the local history staff are excited about the future plans for our space and the library system. Unfortunate, all the construction makes it more difficult for our customers to visit so we have been busy making more resources available for free from home starting with our digital collections page.Just about all of our Local History Digital Collections now have landing pages that provide links to additional resources and make browsing the collection easier. Here are some highlights:
Maps of Columbia and Richland County: This growing collections includes ten maps from our collection that depict streets, political boundaries, and school zones from the early twentieth century. We also provide links to other digital collections that include Richland County maps.
Book and Pamphlets: This new collection features books and pamphlets about Richland County and Columbia that are not available in other collections including Internet Archive and Hathitrust. BUT!!! We include links to digitized books and pamphlets in those collections that are about Columbia/Richland County.We have been busy adding a lot of new postcards and we always like to see what our customers show us and allow us to add to the Midland Memories collection. #accessfreely!