Charleston Library Society, Charleston

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Charleston Library Society, founded in 1748, is a subscription library in Charleston, South Carolina.


The library is the third oldest subscription library in the United States after the Library Company of Philadelphia (founded 1731 by Benjamin Franklin) and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum of Newport, Rhode Island (1747). The Charleston Library was founded before The Providence Athenaeum (1753), the New York Society Library (1754), and the Boston Athenaeum (1807).
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  • I really like being able to visit and utilize the Charleston Library Society. It is a great resource for research and houses a lot of cool things about Charleston. I like all of the history and items....  more »
  • Advised by my great late froend mr jerry goedy we went to this library and found an enormous source of historic material  more »
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  • I really like being able to visit and utilize the Charleston Library Society. It is a great resource for research and houses a lot of cool things about Charleston. I like all of the history and items that the library has and the overall feel and atmosphere of the building and location is great. It is a nice quiet space to read, work, and study if you need the time to concentrate and find a quality spot to focus and get stuff done. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable in assisting you with any research or questions you may have. They also have a really good lecture series and speakers that they offer that is always fantastic. This is also a good event space that is wide open and has plenty of room. I have always enjoyed my visits to the Charleston Library Society and look forward to being able to come back many times in the future.
  • The library society was closed for a private event when I went, but it was a beautiful building and they have lots of good information online. Still wish I could have seen it in person though.

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