Charleston Library Society

The Charleston Library Society holds over 110,000 volumes, dating from the medieval to the present, representing a plethora of interests and subject matters. Our circulating collection contains tens of thousands of volumes of fiction and non-fiction, with hundreds of new books accessioned each year. A thousand audio titles and over two thousand video titles are also available. Our Children’s Library contains over 7,500 volumes for young readers, from picture books to Harry Potter to summer reading list standards.

The Charleston Library Society prides itself on being the oldest cultural institution in the South. On a yearly basis, we host over 200 events ranging from lectures and concerts to book clubs, summer camps, and galas. For more information about our wide variety of events, please call 843-723-9912.