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State residents have access to Britannica
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I am a Camden resident and, even though this is a bit late, would like to respond to Miciah Bennett’s article about Encyclopaedia Britannica published on Friday, March 16th, particularly this sentence: “The change is good -- momentous, in some opinions -- but the company is said to charge $70 a year for access, when Wikipedia is free.” All South Carolinians have access to the online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica at their local S.C. public libraries and can also access it from their homes using their library card. The South Carolina State Library (an agency of state government), via the program known as DISCUS -- South Carolina’s Virtual Library -- licenses and pays for Britannica access for all state residents.