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The Charleston County Public Library possesses a large number of books, maps, manuscripts, and images covering a wide variety of local history and genealogical topics. These resources are divided into two separate departments:

The South Carolina Room houses a non-circulating collection of books, maps, microfilm, and other research materials.

The Charleston Archive houses unique manuscripts and images, as well as rare books and other print materials.

If you have a question related to local history or geneaology, please fill out this form.

Image: Charleston in 1835.