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The St. Philips Episcopal Church Parsonage Provincial Library is the First Public Lending Library in North America

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<p>St. Philips Episcopal Church, Charleston.</p>

St. Philips Episcopal Church, Charleston.

The St. Philips Episcopal Church Parsonage Provincial Library in Charleston, South Carolina, was founded in 1698. It was the first public lending library in the American Colonies.

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