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West Ashley
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Contact Info
Address:
45 Windermere Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 766-6635
Fax:  (843) 769-4390

Branch Manager:
Beth Bell

Hours of operation: 
Monday – Thursday: 10 – 8; Friday & Saturday: 10 – 6



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Wi-Fi available?   Yes
Public Internet / MS Office workstations?   Yes
Color copying and printing?   Yes, $0.25 per page
Black & white copying and printing?   Yes, $0.10 per page
Public scanner? Yes
Fax machine? No
Public meeting rooms available? No
Public Notary? Available by appointment
 
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Driving Directions/Map

From Downtown:
Take Hwy. 17S towards Savannah. Just after you cross the Ashley River, take a left onto Folly Road (also called Wesley Dr. at this point). Turn right on Windermere Blvd. at the South Windermere Shopping Center. The Library will be on the left behind the shopping center.

From West Ashley:
Take Hwy. 17 towards downtown. Just before crossing the bridges into downtown, take a right onto Folly Road (also called Wesley Dr. at this point). Turn right on Windermere Blvd. at the South Windermere Shopping Center. The Library will be on the left behind the shopping center.

From Folly Beach and James Island:
Take Folly Road (Hwy. 171) towards West Ashley. Turn left on Windermere Blvd. at the South Windermere Shopping Center. The Library will be on the left behind the shopping center.

From the North area:
Cross the Ravenel Bridge (Hwy. 17) and follow the signs for Savannah. Take Hwy. 17S to Hardees and turn left. Go to Calhoun Street and go right to the James Island Connector (Hwy. 30). Take the first exit (Hwy. 61 to Summerville), at the first light make a left onto Wesley Drive. Go across Hwy. 17 where Wesley becomes Folly Road (Hwy. 171). From Folly Road, turn right on Windermere Blvd. at the South Windermere Shopping Center. The Library will be on the left behind the shopping center.

From Mt. Pleasant:
Take Hwy. 17S towards Charleston and Savannah. Just after you cross the Ashley River into West Ashley, take a left onto Folly Road (also called Wesley Dr. at this point). Turn right on Windermere Blvd. at the South Windermere Shopping Center. The Library will be on the left behind the shopping center.

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History

The West Ashley Library was erected at the rear of the South Windermere Shopping Center on land donated to Charleston County by South Windermere Realtors through William H. Ackerman. Constructed by County Council with $70,000 in county funds, the library was opened on April 20, 1964. Civic clubs and individuals, including the St. Andrew's Council of Civic Clubs, promoted the building of the branch library. Enlarged in 1971, the West Ashley Library is in a very real sense a community library and is one of the most popular places in the area.

The circulation at the West Ashley Branch was nearly 279,000 items in FY2010.

 
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