Postal Address
The Charleston Archive
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Katie Gray, archivist: (843) 805-6967



The Charleston Archive is located within the Main branch of the Charleston County Public Library at 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401. Parking is available in the garage directly beneath the building.

The Charleston Archive is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday (holidays excepted). Walk-in queries are welcome and will be accommodated as scheduling permits. Research visits and extended consultations must be arranged in advance. To schedule an appointment, please call (843) 805-6967 or email archive[at]

Important Note!
The Charleston Archive is a traditional closed-stack archive. Patrons can access the materials through the staff, but they are not permitted to browse the collections. This measure is enforced to ensure the long-term protection of the archival materials.

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