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Richland Library Wheatley

About Richland Library Wheatley

Founded in 1930 and originally housed in the YWCA, Richland Library Wheatley was named for Phillis A. Wheatley, an African slave and wellknown eighteenth century poet. This library
offered Columbia’s first library service to black citizens.

After being housed in several locations, the current location opened in 1993. Located in the Old Shandon neighborhood, Richland Library Wheatley is within walking distance of Shandon
Presbyterian Church and Dreher High School.

Building Your Library:
Stay up-to-date on the latest renovation news for Wheatley at BuildingYourLibrary.com.