What is Books By Mail?

Charleston County Public Library offers a Books-by-Mail service. This free service provides books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray movies to people in Charleston County who qualify as permanently or temporarily homebound.

How does Books By Mail work?

Materials will be sent through the mail in a zippered, nylon bag with a two-sided pre-posted mail tag. When the materials are due for return, the patron switches the mail tag to show the Charleston County Public Library address and mails the bag back to the library.

How does a person qualify?

Charleston County Public Library will send an application to those who want to participate in the Books-by-Mail service.

NOTE: Books By Mail service has been discontinued due to the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about CCPL's response to COVID-19. We've expanded service to our digital resources for the duration of the shutdown to help patrons still find content. Learn more about that here

Those who qualify for the South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services for People with Disabilities will be referred to the State Library. Information about the Talking Book Services can be picked up at the Charleston County Public Library.