Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the renovated Dorchester Road Library, located at 6325 Dorchester Road, on Monday, Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. at the branch.  

“We’re excited to show patrons the incredible transformation that has taken place at Dorchester,” said CCPL Executive Director Angela Craig. “The updates at the branch offer the surrounding community a modern library equipped with resources, services, and technology that extend well beyond books.” 

The Dorchester Road Library closed in July of 2021 to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing $108.5 million referendum-funded project passed by Charleston County voters in 2014 to build five new libraries and renovate all existing branches. Updates include: 

  • new interior finishes 
  • replacement of shelving 
  • refreshed collection items (books, audiobooks, etc.) 
  • new furniture 
  • technology upgrades 
  • new designated children and teen areas 

Designs for the renovations were created by McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS), with MB Kahn handling construction. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony will include speakers from the library and Charleston County Government, as well as elected officials. In addition to the ribbon cutting, patrons will have the opportunity to meet the branch staff, take pictures with CCPL’s mascot Owlbert, explore the branch, and more.  

For more information about this library branch and updates on the construction of the other facilities, please visit