The county’s library system includes the main library at 301 S. McDuffie St., Anderson, and eight branches in other communities. Branches of the library are located in Belton, Honea Path, Iva, Pendleton, Piedmont and Powdersville and Williamston, and at the Westside Community Center in Anderson. For information, call (864) 260-4500 or go to www.andersonlibrary.org.
Anderson County has five separate public school districts. The largest, Anderson School District 5, encompasses the schools in and around the city of Anderson. The others include District 1, centered in Williamston in the northeast corner of the county, District 2, in Belton and Honea Path to the east, District 3, covering Starr and Iva in the south and District 4, centered in Pendleton to the northwest.
Anderson University is a private, coeducational, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Approximately 1,200 students, typically from more than 20 states and 15 or more countries, are enrolled. About half the student population lives in campus housing. It offers bachelor’s degrees in a number of disciplines.
Tri-County Tech is a state-run community/technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties with degree programs and continuing education courses for commuting students.