Information for Visitors 

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Saturday - 9:30AM - 2:00PM

Sunday - CLOSED


New Year's Day -  President's Day - Easter Weekend - Independence Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend -  Thanksgiving - December 23-January 1

Getting to the Library

By Foot

The Library Society is located in the heart of Charleston, a fifteen minute or less walk from most points below Calhoun Street. Just above the intersection of King and Queen streets, the Society's main entrance is flanked with a distinctive pair of ginkgo trees. 

By Car

The Library Society has a limited number of parking spaces available behind the main building. The driveway is an immediate left after passing the SCE&G driveway. The nearest parking garages are less than 100 yards away at the corner of King and Queen Streets: the County garage on the left and the City garage on the right. The Horlbeck Alley, Cumberland Street, and Majestic Square parking garages are also nearby.

By Bus 

The nearest CARTA stops are at the corner of Broad and Meeting and the corner of King and Market.