Due to ongoing repairs from damage during Hurricane Dorian, public access to the library is limited at this time. We are open for research, but with closed stacks and all materials retrieved by the staff.
Please note that at a future date, repairs will necessitate our being closed for a time. If planning a special trip in the coming weeks, please contact us first to confirm that we will be open. Thank you.
In the event of inclement weather, the society follows the public school schedule for closings.
The library of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina is located at 138 Logan Street in Charleston, SC. It is open from 9 am until 2 pm, Monday through Friday and is closed on major holidays and for two weeks at the end of December. There is a research fee of $10 for non-members. Consultations with the staff researcher can also be arranged. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Society prior to their arrival so that materials will be ready for them.
The Society’s library contains over 4,500 books, journals, newsletters and files covering the history of French Protestants around the world. In addition, there are books and files on South Carolina history and families, as well as CDs of the Quarto volumes of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Membership files are also available to researchers, with guidance from the staff. The library can be accessed on-line, but the Society is not a lending library and use of the materials and books is limited to site visits.