Charleston County, South Carolina Public Library

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Charleston County, South Carolina Public Library

Contact Information

Web Address:


68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Telephone:[1]  813-805-6930

FAX: 843-727-3741

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday – Thursday: 9 – 8; Friday & Saturday: 9 – 6; Sunday: 2 – 5

Internet sites and databases: The Main branch of the Charleston Ciunty Library has the following ressources:

  • The South Carolina Room located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library houses local history and genealogy materials and resources. The mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible those materials focusing on the history and genealogy of South Carolina, with special emphasis on Charleston and the Lowcountry.
  • The Charleston Archive also located on the second floor of the Main Library, is an archive of historic manuscripts, books and visual materials representing Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry.
  • The Charleston County Pullic Library has a catalog online for its patrons with library cards.

Collection Description

The collections at this library  




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Alternate Repositories

  1. The Charleston Library Society, begun in 1748 to preserve library materials in the homes of the founders.In 1914 the Library Society moved to its current location at 164 King Street.

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Neighboring Collections


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