Storm damage Dorian
Sunday, September 01, 2019 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library branches will remain closed through the weekend as the Lowcountry shifts to cleaning up after Hurricane Dorian. All branches except for the Otranto Road branch will reopen on Monday, Sept. 9. The Otranto Road location will remain closed while crews deal with storm-related damage on the property. 

CCPL will waive all fines associated to any materials due during the closure. 

All event scheduled for Friday and the weekend have been canceled. Rescheduled events will be posted on our website as soon as new dates are set. 

CCPL's website and digital resources are available 24 hours a day with downloads of books, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies, and TV shows. There are even resources to keep children battling a case of cabin fever occupied and learning with games and puzzles. 

Dominion Energy and Berkeley Electric reported Thursday evening nearly 200,000 customers without power in the tri-county.

Gov. Henry McMaster on Sunday, Sept. 1, issued an evacuation order for Charleston County, starting at noon Sept. 2. Eastbound lanes on Interstate 26 will be reversed from Charleston to Columbia at that time, McMaster said. As a result of the governor's order, county officials elected to close county offices through Thursday. 

For information on Dorian and hurricane safety, check out the CCPL hurricane page. For the latest information, stay connected to local and state emergency management officials and your local meteorologists. 

Dorian made landfall as a strong Category 5 storm in Elbow Cay at 12:40 p.m. Sunday. National Weather Service forecasters predicted Dorian would be within 50 miles of the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and move off the South Carolina coast by late Wednesday and Thursday.