Reciprocal Borrowing

What you need to know about Reciprocal Borrowing:

- Items borrowed from the Dorchester County Library System must be returned to the Dorchester County Library System. Items borrowed from the Berkeley County Library System must be returned to the Berkeley County Library System. Materials returned to the wrong library system will be returned to the owning library; however, they will remain on your account until they are checked in at the library where they belong.
- Each library system has its own checkout periods, regulations and fines and fees schedules. Learn more about each library system by reading the information provided with your new card, or by visiting the library’s website. Dorchester County Library System’s website is and Berkeley County Library Systems website is
- Request, pick-up and return materials you borrow through Interlibrary Loan (materials borrowed from a library outside these two library systems) at your county-of-residence library.

For additional concerns or questions, please contact the Dorchester County Library System at 563.9189 in St. George or 871.5075 in Summerville.

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