The Avery Research Center accepts the following as payment for reproduction and/or permission fees: cash, money order, check, electronic payment. Checks and money orders should be written out to the Avery Research Center and mailed to the following address

Reading Room 
Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture
College of Charleston
125 Bull Street
Charleston, S.C. 29424

In order to pay electronically (credit/debit card) please follow these instructions

  • Go to the membership page here.
  • Put in amount invoiced under “other”
  • Fill out payment information
  • Once payment has been put through email the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Staff sends patrons reproduction(s) and/or grants permission to use item(s)

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center is currently open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.

QUARTERLY OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours each quarter (April, July, October, January) on Wednesdays. Advance registration requested.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.