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Otranto Regional now open after renovations
Otranto Road Regional Library open after renovations

Renovation work is complete, and the Otranto Road Regional Branch of the Charleston County Public Library reopened at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13th with a fresh, new look.

Fresh paint, new carpeting, refinished wooden units, reupholstered chairs and new computer work stations were all part of the renovation completed during the past four months. In addition to improving the actual facility, four additional public computer terminals and flat screen monitors were added to help meet the growing need for computer use.

The branch, at 2261 Otranto Road, has approximately 14,000 square feet with an auditorium and small conference space. It opened in 1992 as part of a voter-approved expansion program that added four new Regional Libraries in the county.

Last year, Otranto Road Regional had more than 185,000 user visits and hosted more than 200 programs that drew over 10,000 patrons. The facility has a collection of nearly 100,000 items.

Other renovation work included putting new wall surfaces in the auditorium, painting, new carpet and tile in the staff work areas, and adding new countertops and sinks in the public restrooms.

With the regular wear and tear that comes through years of public use, Charleston County approved a renovation plan for the Regional Libraries. This is the third of the four Regionals to go through a complete renovation.

During the closure, patrons used other nearby branches, including the Cooper River Branch and Dorchester Road Regional.

The Otranto Road Regional phone number is (843) 572-4094. Information on upcoming programs and events at the branch are available in the Library’s Calendar and online under Programs and Events.