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“Main Library is sad site”

Ranked #145 of 237 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: A local library.
Edisto Beach, SC
1 review
“Main Library is sad site”
Reviewed July 11, 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.

Visited July 2012
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MOUNT PLEASANT
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bookmark this place”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

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

Visited June 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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178 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Lots of branches”
Reviewed March 15, 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.

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Thank MJay5
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mount Pleasant Branch”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

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

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Thank Rhoda S
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Charleston, South Carolina
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41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Learn to read”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Lots of books and open space. Small computer facilities.

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