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“So many books, and CDs, and movies...”

Ranked #134 of 244 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: A local library.
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I must admit that I'm a library fan. The staff is very well trained, they're very helpful, and the sheer number of books, CDs, and movies is staggering. It's a beautiful place to lose oneself for hours (days). I could happily move in :)

Thank Parker B
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

When entering the Main Library up the front steps you'll likely walk through a gauntlet of cigarette smoking and spitting slobs, Once within the building you'll notice the smell of the overwhelmingly high percentage of the users who are homeless and who have ripened in the hot Charleston weather without benefit of a bath. I certainly don't blame the homeless for catching sleep in the study carrels, playing games on the public computers and chatting in the air conditioned comfort. Given similar circumstances I would do the same. I also don't blame the staff for exhibiting their indifferent attitude about service. It's obviously a grim and pointless work environment. The local history and children's areas offer reasonable services and collections but the rest of the departments generally offer only barren shelves and denizens of the street. Don't bother visiting.

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Old classic building with large selection of materials and a very helpful staff.

Thank njjoaner
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

There are many branches to the library so it is nice to have one close to us. Unfortunately, I have searched the catalog for many things the library doesn't have.

Thank MJay5
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is a nice library, with a good quantity of holdings.

Thank Rhoda S
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