Bookshelves at the Cooper River Library
Thursday, October 20, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing the temporary location of the Cooper River Memorial Library, located at 2036 Cherokee Street, on Saturday Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. as part of the next phase of construction on the Keith Summey North Charleston Library (KSNC), which is expected to open in 2023.

The small temporary location opened in May 2021 just a few blocks from the original branch, offering a limited selection of services such as a small collection of materials and technology, pickup of holds, access to book drops, and free Wi-Fi connectivity.   

Once the branch is closed, items placed on hold will be re-routed to the Main Library at 68 Calhoun Street downtown. Items can also be routed to any other open library by selecting an alternate location when placing a hold online, or by calling one of our branches.  

Book returns will NOT be available at the branch once it is closed. Patrons can return items to any other open location.  

In 2014, Charleston County voters passed a $108.5 million referendum to build five libraries and update the existing branches. As part of that project, the Wando Mount Pleasant Library opened in June 2019, the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library opened in November 2019, the St. Paul/Hollywood Library opened on June 8, 2020, and the Bees Ferry West Ashley Library opened on Nov. 2, 2020. Construction on the KSNC branch is currently underway with an anticipated opening in 2023. 

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