Library to Debut New Apple Lab

Daniel Prince

Ribbon cutting set for today at 11 a.m.

The Union County Carnegie Library reopens today as it will host the ribbon cutting and debut of its new Apple Lab. The Palmetto College iCarolina Lab at USC Union will be powered by Apple technology, complete with current iMac and iPad stations that will be available for use by anyone in the community. The ribbon cutting will be held today at 11 a.m. at the library.

According to a release by the university, it became clear during the pandemic that technology services are a necessity for many in the state, and especially in rural communities. Governor Henry McMaster allocated money through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund to establish eight community computer labs at USC’s Palmetto College and regional campuses, giving people access to resources they need to further their education and for more workforce training.

Union County Library System Director Taylor Atkinson talks about how this is not just a lab for university use, but for the community:

(audio below story)

Library Director Taylor Atkinson on the new Apple Lab
00:00 / 00:42