As a 501(c)(3), our Forms 1023 & 990 are available upon request. In addition, governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements are available to the public upon request during the tax year. 

Please note that for all Annual Reports our goal is to properly list all donors and members; however, we realize that mistakes may be made. If you find any errors or need for changes in attribution, please contact Doerte McManus at  She will be happy to fix the issue as soon as possible.  We are profoundly grateful for your support of this venerable institution.

Charleston Library Society

Fall COVID-19 Hours

For public safety reasons, the Library Society will be limiting access to members only on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM to 4:00PM.


Many CLS events are experiencing changes, postponements, and cancellations. Please check the Upcoming Events page for the latest information and updates. For any questions or concerns, please call 843-723-9912. We apologize for these inconveniences.