The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture and environment of the area of lowcountry South Carolina known as the old historic Beaufort District.Now that we remember what the Beaufort District Collection is "all about," let's talk collection development. To decide if a particular item should be included in our collection we start by examining the content of the material. How much of the material is dedicated specifically to the "old historic Beaufort District?"
After we decide to include a particular item into this carefully selected and maintained archival collection, the content of the material will decide how many we need and which branches (if any!) will receive additional copies for their Local History section.
Don't forget that although materials found in the Beaufort District Collection are not available for checkout, many materials of interest can be found in your Beaufort County Library branch's Local History section. Search the online catalog or ask your reference librarian for details!
The Beaufort District Collection is a division of the Beaufort County Library, a department of Beaufort County Government of South Carolina.