Bees Ferry West Ashley rendering
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government officials will break ground on the new Bees Ferry West Ashley library branch. This event marks the beginning of construction on the new 20,000-square-foot facility, which will be located off of Glenn McConnell Parkway near West Ashley High School. Members of the community are invited to attend a special ceremony.

Features of the new library include: 

  • 20,000 square feet
  • An auditorium that can seat 100
  • A small meeting room and two group study rooms
  • An instructional room with 10 computer stations
  • A storytime room in the Children's area
  • A family restroom and a nursing room

For more information, and to follow updates on the construction process, check out the Bees Ferry West Ashley Library construction page.

Local residents approved a referendum to build five new libraries and renovate or upgrade 13 others in November 2014. The first phase of the overall project involved soliciting community input for the five new library locations. One of CCPL’s top priorities during this process involved obtaining practical information from public library users. Architects presented their designs for the new branch in West Ashley to the community during a public meeting on July 24, 2017. Click here to see the design.

Visit for monthly status updates and to view updated branch designs presented during past community meetings.