Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will expand their hours of operation at 15 branches.  

The Main, Baxter-Patrick James Island, Wando Mount Pleasant and Dorchester Road, Cooper River Memorial, John L. Dart, Mt. Pleasant Regional, St. Paul’s/Hollywood and West Ashley library branches will begin operating with expanded hours on Sept. 8. The library branches reopened in August after being closing to the public March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those branches will now be open during the expanded hours listed below: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:         9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:                       9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday (only Main Library):          2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

The Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library will also begin expanded hours for in-library services on Sept. 8, operating Monday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Edisto Island, Folly Beach, Village and McClellanville Library remain closed for in-library services but continue providing curbside service at the hours below. For details on how to use curbside services, as well as making an appointment online, visit ccpl.org/curbside or call your local library branch.  

  Edisto Folly Village McClellanville
Monday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday Closed Closed Closed Closed
Thursday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Closed 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2nd, 4th Saturdays
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews, John’s Island and Otranto Road Regional libraries are closed as they undergo renovations, as part of the library’s referendum-funded construction project approved in 2014. The project may take up to a year to complete. For more information, visit www.ccpl.org.  

The 10 branches that are open to the public remain providing limited services including: 

  • Browsing of materials (books, DVD’s, etc.) 
  • Computer use (limited to one hour per person) 
  • Use of self-checkout 
  • Mobile printing* 
  • Self-serve copier service will be available with limited staff assistance*  
  • Applying for a new library card or transitioning from a temporary eCard
  • Picking up items on hold 

*Library staff cannot offer change for printing or copying so patrons will have to use the cash they have available or use a debit/credit card.  

Per a Charleston County mandate, patrons are required to wear a mask at all times while inside of a library facility, and masks should fully cover the nose and mouth.  All CCPL buildings are adhering to occupancy limits, so you may experience a wait before entering a branch. We encourage patrons to spend no more than one hour in the building to allow more patrons to have an opportunity to use the library. 

Public programs and room bookings remain suspended. However, virtual programs will continue on our website, where you can access a calendar of virtual events, and on our Facebook page.  

Wi-Fi will continue being accessible outside all CCPL buildings Monday through Friday. The hours have changed to accommodate virtual learning for Charleston County School District students and will be available outside all locations between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.  

For continued updated and information on CCPL operations, visit ccpl.org or connect with the library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.