Special Collections

A generous grant from the Bernard and Judy Cornwell Foundation in the summer of 2015 enabled Library Society staff to develop and expand a digitization program featuring the Special Collections.  The ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 Scanner allows Library Society staff to safely digitize the vast collections of rare books and manuscripts for preservation and online exhibition.  While the Library Society has enjoyed its beneficial partnership with Lowcountry Digital Library, and will continue to add content to this excellent regional repository, the acquisition of the ATIZ scanner allows the Library to consider additional avenues for building and presenting its own digital collections, which are being shared through BiblioBoard.

Special Collections

Enjoy carefully curated collections from the Charleston Library Society in this module. To learn more about the partnership between our Special Collections and Bibliolabs, watch the video below.

Lowcountry Digital Library

The Charleston Library Society began collaborating with the Lowcountry Digital Library in 2013 to digitize documents from its archives to be accessed online and enhance the public’s understanding of the history of the Lowcountry.  The Charleston City Directories, as well as other manuscripts unique to the Library Society and the Lowcountry, are available through the link below.