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This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref> Includes regional, state, and local histories, manuscripts, and letters.  
 
This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref> Includes regional, state, and local histories, manuscripts, and letters.  
 
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Non-members are welcome to browse the catalog and use the reference area of the Main Reading Room. Further research requires the purchase of a Daily Membership $5.00 (U.S.).  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:47, 25 May 2011

Charleston Library Society
Charleston Library Society.jpg
CLS Main Reading Room.jpg

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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  info@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Address:[1]

164 King Street
Charleston, SC, 29401

Telephone:[1]  843.723.9912  Fax:  843.723.3500

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday-Friday 9:30 to 5:30; Saturday 9:30 to 2:00; holidays

Directions, map, and public transportation:[1]

By foot - located a fifteen-minute-or-less walk below Calhoun Street. Just above the intersection of King and Queen streets, the Society's main entrance is flanked by ginkgo trees. From the Gateway Walk enter through the garden path at the East Entrance.
Parking: - Only a few parking spaces exist behind the building. The driveway is an immediate left after passing the SCE&G driveway. The nearest public parking garages are at the corner of King and Queen Streets. The Horlbeck Alley, Cumberland Street, and Majestic Square parking garages are also nearby. :Map: Google map.
Public transportation: CARTA bus routes 20, 30, 202, and 211 stop nearby at Meeting Street and Broad Street.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.[2] Includes regional, state, and local histories, manuscripts, and letters.

Tips

Non-members are welcome to browse the catalog and use the reference area of the Main Reading Room. Further research requires the purchase of a Daily Membership $5.00 (U.S.).

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Charleston Library Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Information for Visitors" in Charleston Library Society at http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/InformationForVisitors.html# (accessed 13 May 2011).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.

 

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