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Address: Charleston, SC
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

A local library.

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Lots of branches

There are many branches to the library so it is nice to have one close to us. Unfortunately, I have searched the catalog for many things the library doesn't have.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2012
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library is a fun place to visit, especially with kids. There are lots of programs for both adults and kids. There are reading times as well as puppet shows. The relic room is fantastic. There are friendly people willing to help with anything. The library on Calhoun has parking underneath. You can bring the ticket inside and they will... More 

Thank Terrie J
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I visited the Charleston County Library, South Carolina Room, for the purpose of studying my family genealogy. I visited there several hours for a couple of days, during the second week of May. The library is easy to get to in the heart of the downtown area, on the peninsula. You can walk to many restaurants and a few hotels.... More 

Thank A M
Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

It was my unfortunate experience to speak with Susan, an administrative employee, at the main library. I wanted information about reserving a meeting room for a civic association and her dismissive, condescending attitude is something a taxpayer should never encounter. She barked out information, was bothered by any clarification sought regarding her barked out orders, and made it clear that... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

I am not a teen, but during my visit to the library I was impressed that they have a teen section which has books and other topics that is geared towards them. I have never been in a library that's had that. I guess they are finally noticing that teens buy a lot of books.

Thank Lee-Marie N
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Very helpful staff. The tall guy in the information booth went above and beyond to help me out. I was working on a research paper so I needed the Internet and printing access.

Thank Keith G
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

I must admit that I'm a library fan. The staff is very well trained, they're very helpful, and the sheer number of books, CDs, and movies is staggering. It's a beautiful place to lose oneself for hours (days). I could happily move in :)

Thank Parker B
Edisto Beach, SC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

When entering the Main Library up the front steps you'll likely walk through a gauntlet of cigarette smoking and spitting slobs, Once within the building you'll notice the smell of the overwhelmingly high percentage of the users who are homeless and who have ripened in the hot Charleston weather without benefit of a bath. I certainly don't blame the homeless... More 

Thank Allison H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Old classic building with large selection of materials and a very helpful staff.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

There are many branches to the library so it is nice to have one close to us. Unfortunately, I have searched the catalog for many things the library doesn't have.

Thank MJay5
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is a nice library, with a good quantity of holdings.

Thank Rhoda S

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