1748 Fellow membership conveys all the benefits of the Circle memberships, plus use of the Ross Fellows Room and invitations to exclusive Fellows events. Fellows members also enjoy reciprocal privileges at our sister membership libraries. Additionally, they receive two gift memberships to be sent to recipients of their choice, an invitation to the annual Library Society Gala, and the opportunity to attend private collection studies and receptions. As a special thanks, a 1748 Fellow receives a private tour of the Bindery to learn about the book binding and repair process, and a choice of one book to be hand-bound there in the Bindery.
Established December 28th, 1748 by seventeen young gentlemen of various trades and professions wishing to avail themselves of the latest publications from Great Britain, the Charleston Library Society paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770 and provided the core collection of natural history artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum (the first in America) in 1773.