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Here’s your guide to the Charleston County Public Library

Find out how to utilize our local libraries.


Bookshelves at CCPL’s Main Branch on Calhoun Street.

Photo provided by the Charleston County Public Library.

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Charleston County Public Library has a lot to offer, so we’re breaking down the resources, services, and events you may not know about.

There are 18 branches (some are being renovated) and a Mobile Library, with unique experiences at each location.

How to get a card

To become a cardholder, stop by any branch, fill out an application, and provide a photo ID and proof of address. Or, fill out this online form and pick up your free card at your preferred branch. See who’s eligible.

Did you know? You can check out books, audiobooks, e-books, movies, TV shows, and music for free with your library card.

Free services

Some of the newer library resources include creative studios, sewing machines, cooking classes, and you can check out telescopes, chrome books, and WIFI hotspots. Stay updated on Instagram.

Free events

Book it to your favorite branch to pick up a card, explore services, and attend events.