Exterior of the John L. Dart library
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing the John L. Dart Library, located at 1067 King Street downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. The library will receive an interior refresh including new paint, carpet, and furniture.

Once construction is underway, the renovations are expected to take several months to complete. The designs were created by Liollio Architecture, while M. B. Kahn is handling construction.

During the closure, items placed on hold will be re-routed to the Main Library at 68 Calhoun Street downtown. Items can be routed to another 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 Keith Summey North Charleston Library is currently underway with an anticipated opening in 2023.

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