Visitor Parking


Parking in downtown Charleston is limited, and the best option is in one of four nearby parking garages:

  • St. Phillip Garage “PG”at 81 St. Philip Street (next to the Bell Building, 2 blocks from the Addlestone Library). Due to the close proximity to the Library, this garage is the best option. If exiting from the rear of the garage to Coming Street the distance is only half a block away.
  • George Street Garage “GG”, entrance located on St. Philip St. between George St. and Liberty St. (2.5 blocks from Addlestone Library).
  • Wentworth Street Garage “WG”, located at the intersection of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets (4 blocks fromt the Addlestone Library).
  • Francis Marion Garage on King Street next to the Westin Francis Marion Hotel (3 blocks from the Addlestone Library).


Between the hours of 6:00pm and 7:00am on weekdays and and all day on weekends, when space is available, visitors may park in the AD lot, only in spaces without a sign. Parking spaces with signs are reserved for permit holders at all times. The AD lot is next to the Library with entrance from Pitt St.

The GL lot behind the Sottile Theatre also has limited free parking between the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00am on weekdays and weekends.

A permit is required 24/7 in all College of Charleston lots. We do not recommend parking in any other College of Charleston lot; you may be ticketed.

Campus Parking Map

Service Vehicles

Contractors who are doing business for the College of Charleston may obtain a Service Permit. To obtain a permit contractors must apply at the Parking Services Office with a copy of the vehicle registration. This can be done between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Service spaces are designated on the parking map with a yellow S.


A College of Charleston accessible permit must be properly displayed in all vehicles that are parked ina ccessible spaces from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday.

Any vehicle that has a state-issued handicapped parking placard displayed may park in any accessible parking space on the College of Charleston campus from 4:00pm-7:00am Monday-Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors to the College who require handicapped parking should park at a meter or in a garage

To contact Parking Services call 843-953-7834 or visit their web site.

Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.