To obtain services, individuals and institutions must submit an application form. The form must be must be submitted with the signature of a certifying authority. We only accept fully completed mailed, faxed or scanned applications. Certifying authorities include- but are not limited to- medical doctors, optometrists, registered nurses, rehabilitation teachers, or licensed social workers. Applicants with reading disabilities must submit certification by a medical doctor only. Applications may also be obtained from local public libraries or by calling the South Carolina State Library at 1 (800) 922-7818 or (803) 734-4611 (in Columbia). We contact applicants when completed applications are received.