Public libraries in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties offer learning, recreation, distance education, internet connections and other resources for users — all for free. In addition, school libraries that support the curriculum and offer internet access and other resources are in most public and private schools, and academic and special libraries are found in colleges and universities. The South Carolina State Library, www.statelibrary.sc.gov, supports libraries in the state with resources, interlibrary loan and other assistance.
Residents can enjoy and make use of several libraries and bookmobiles in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Get information about services, hours and events by visiting the branches’ websites. For a full list of libraries in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina State Library website.
Berkeley County Library System
1003 Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
The Berkeley County Library System has six branches and a bookmobile. Visit the system’s website for information on services, events and programming.
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
The Charleston County Public Library serves residents with 16 locations and a bookmobile. For more information on the programs, services and events at each branch, visit the library system’s website.
Dorchester County Library
76 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
The Dorchester County Library has two branches. Visit the library system’s website for information on patron services and special events.