Discus is South Carolina’s Virtual Library.

Discus provides free online access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

Now that you know, click on the logo above to start using the more than thirty reliable, up-to-date, databases covering a wide variety of subjects for all age groups. For home access, you must obtain special instructions from your local public librarian or your school media specialist. Call us at 864-852-2821.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I find in Discus?

  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Professional journals
  • Reference books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • E-books
  • Maps and flags
  • Lesson plans
  • Student activities
  • Audio and video
  • Pictures and photographs
  • Links to the best web sites
  • Government reports
  • Primary sources
  • Historic documents
  • Much more…

Why should I use Discus?

  • Homework assignments
  • College research and reading
  • Current articles in your field
  • Lifelong learning resources

What does Discus stand for?

  • Digital Information for S.C. Users

Discus is coordinated by the South Carolina State Library

and funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through the

K-12 School Technology Initiative with additional funding from

the federal Library Services and Technology Act.